Insanity Defense

James Holmes (Photo by RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images)

Colorado Lawmaker Wants It Harder To Use The Insanity Defense

A Colorado lawmaker wants to make it much harder for a defendant to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.


James Holmes appeared in court on Aug. 23 for a hearing (sketch artist: Bill Robles)

Prosecutors: Holmes Made Threat In March

Newly filed court records allege that the man accused of opening fire on a Colorado movie theater in July told a classmate he wanted to kill people four months before the shooting.


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