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.

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