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Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Colo. Theater Shooter

March 12, 2013  | 

James Holmes pleads not guilty at a March 12 arraignment hearing. Screenshot via CBS News.
James Holmes pleads not guilty at a March 12 arraignment hearing. Screenshot via CBS News.

A Colorado judge entered a not guilty plea for suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes over the objections of his attorneys who argued they needed more time to respond to charges.

Judge William Sylvester entered the plea on Holmes' behalf, telling his attorneys they could change it later to not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors will announce whether they will seek the death penalty by April 1. A trial will begin April 5.

Holmes' attorneys said they needed more time for mental evaluations of their client, reports the Denver Post.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a July 20 screening of "The Dark Knight Returns." He has been charged with 141 felonies.

Related:

Aurora Officers Recount Bloody Theater Shooting

Tags: Mentally Ill Subjects, 2012 Aurora Shooting, Aurora (Colo.) PD


Comments (5)

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jon @ 3/12/2013 3:58 PM

Here's some truth.

Psycotic drugs, violent games, and violent movies is the problem with all the mass shootings.

Blame Hollywood and the society we created for the kids. Not Guns or Gun Control.

Wake up Sheeple !!

Joel @ 3/13/2013 1:19 AM

Sheeple....lol, that's funny.

Nichole @ 3/13/2013 3:55 AM

And the trolls come out of the woodwork early in this article...

Steve @ 3/13/2013 6:42 AM

Thank you Judge! Just how long does it take to evaluate a mentally ill person? These attorneys (the ruination of the world) are doing their usual delay crap hoping that enough time will go by that a prospective jury will have forgotten all about this case and somehow find him not guilty and put him back on the streets with the rest of society's drug fried psychos. And the morons in Washington wonder why we want to protect our right to bear arms. Of course most of them are attorneys, so what else can you expect!!!

S.S. @ 3/16/2013 5:31 AM


The nut job is guilty just fry the fucker. And save our tax dollars. Everyone knows he did it. He knows he did it! Anyone with a brain knows it too.

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