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Doctor Appointed For James Holmes’ 2nd Sanity Exam

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James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

DENVER (AP) – A psychiatrist has been appointed to conduct a second sanity evaluation of the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, but the doctor’s name hasn’t been released.

The judge issued an order Tuesday appointing the psychiatrist. The name was redacted.

James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of murder and attempted murder in the July 2012 attack on a suburban Denver theater.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes underwent a sanity evaluation last year, but last month the judge ordered a new one, saying the first was based on insufficient data and reached unsupported conclusions. The report hasn’t been made public.

A report on the new evaluation is due to the judge July 11. Holmes’ trial is scheduled for Oct. 14.

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