Tuesday, June 4, 2013

James Holmes: Judge Allows Insanity Plea

James Holmes, the man suspected of killing 12 people last July in a packed cinema, has been allowed to enter a new plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holmes is charged with staging a meticulously planned assault on a packed movie theatre in the Denver suburb of Aurora in July during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others.

Holmes' lawyer had requested in mid-May that his client be allowed to change his plea from not guilty, to not guilty by reason of insanity.

The judge in the case, Carlos Samour Jr, had previously indicated he would likely accept the plea change.