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James Holmes Insanity

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."

Insane Or Evil? Trial Fills In Details Of Colorado Movie Gunman

Reuters | Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis | Posted 05.02.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - Harrowing accounts from survivors dominated the first week of Colorado's movie theater massacre trial, but amid the tears a much more deta...

The James Holmes Trial Starts Monday. Here's What You Need To Know.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Early in the morning of July 20, 2012, a gunman wearing ballistic gear and carrying an assault weapon, three other guns and gas canisters stormed a so...

Judge Accepts Theater Shooting Suspect's Plea

Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime

BY DAN ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, sett...

James Holmes' Lawyers Say Insanity Defense Law Is Unconstitutional

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2013 | Denver

(Recasts with court hearing) By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 23 (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Colorado movie ...

Jailers: Batman Shooting Suspect Is A Spitter

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.26.2012 | Crime

Since being thrown behind bars as the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting, James Holmes has often spit at his jailers, ABC News reports. ...