Insanity Plea

James Holmes in court in June 2013 (credit: CBS)

Lawyers: Holmes Could Withdraw Insanity Plea

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say they might withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after they see the results of his mental evaluation.


A view of the remodeled exterior facade of the Cinemark Century Aurora Theaters on January 17, 2013. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Insanity Plea To Put The Focus Back On Mental Health

The most highly publicized insanity plea in Colorado’s recent history should get all of us, including our lawmakers, talking more about mental health in our community, blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.


James Holmes in court on March 12, 2013 (credit: CBS)

Lawyers Hint At Insanity Plea Without Holmes’ OK

Attorneys for the Colorado theater shooting suspect suggested in a court filing Monday that they might be considering entering a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity over their client’s objections.


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Bill To Make Colorado Insanity Pleas Tougher Fails

Democrats rejected a proposal to make it tougher for Colorado defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity by putting the burden of proof on defense attorneys, instead of prosecutors.