Judge accepts theater shooting suspect’s insanity plea

Has this guy said anything on why he has committed this act or anything related?


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(CNN) — The judge in James Holmes’ murder trial on Tuesday accepted his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

The suspect in last summer’s shooting spree that killed 12 people and wounded dozens at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater will be taken to the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo for evaluation.

He’s expected to be returned to the Arapahoe County Jail on August 2.

Judge Carlos Samour Jr. has told attorneys he expects the trial to take place in 2014.

The burden is on the prosecution to prove that Holmes was sane at the time of the shootings. Attorneys will use the results of the mental evaluation as evidence at the trial.

Samour’s ruling Tuesday came about a month after Holmes’ attorneys asked to change his plea from a standard not guilty. The original not-guilty plea was entered by a judge on Holmes’ behalf…

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