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Judge Accepts Insanity Plea from James Holmes

June 04, 2013  | 

A judge on Tuesday allowed Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, ordered him to undergo a psychiatric examination and said authorities can inspect a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist.

Under state law, defendants who plead insanity are ordered to undergo an independent psychiatric evaluation. Holmes will be sent to the state mental health institute in Pueblo for his examination, a process that could takes months.

Read the full Denver Post story.

Tags: Murder Prosecutions, Mentally Ill Subjects, 2012 Aurora Shooting


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Amanda @ 6/23/2014 12:41 PM

He may be insane, but he made plans, everything was premeditated. He killed so many loved ones and harmed so many others. He made his decisions and should live with them and the punishment that he deserves. to let him off because he is insane is saying that he can do it again. simple as that.

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