I grew up watching violent horror movies and turned out just fine!
People that take their babies/young children to adult movies are dicks. If a movie exists, it's somewhere on the internet. Learn to stream and/or torrent like the rest of us considerate parents have to!
Lawyers for James Holmes, the man accused of shooting 12 people to death during a screening of a Batman movie in Colorado last summer, requested Monday to change their client’s plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Judge Carlos Samour said that Holmes’ defense team demonstrated “good cause” for the change, but added that he would not rule on making the adjustment official until a later date.
A Colorado circuit court judge had previously entered a standard not guilty plea on Holmes’ behalf after the defense said they were not prepared to make a decision. Holmes’ lawyers said in a court filing last week that they intended to mount an insanity defense.
Holmes appeared in court Monday with a thick, brown beard. He sat wordlessly and stared straight ahead as his attorney, Daniel King, told the judge that the defense has a mental illness diagnosis for the 25-year-old former medical student at University of Colorado-Denver.
“We now have an opinion from professionals,” King said, but he did not provide details.
Prosecutors said last month that they would seek the death penalty. District Attorney George Brauchler wrote that Holmes and his defense team both knew he was guilty and "both of them know that he was not criminally insane."
"It's my determination and my intention that in this case, for James Eagan Holmes, justice is death," Brauchler said at a hearing last month.
Legal experts told The Denver Post that they expect Samour to allow the change, partly because denying it would raise the prospect of a lengthy appeal in the middle of the trial, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2014.
Another judge ruled in March that Holmes must agree to be drugged for a psychiatric exam at the Colorado State Mental Hospital if he wished to plead insanity.
Holmes would also be required to give up his right to remain silent and turn over the names, addresses and medical reports of any doctor or psychologist who has ever treated him for a psychiatric condition.
Judge Samour is expected to ask Holmes if he understands the conditions associated with his insanity plea at a hearing in late May.
"It's the salt water that changes the Rainbow's pretty colors to gray." "And his colors never come back?" "No, once he's been to the sea he's changed forever. The Steelhead can come back home here, stay for the rest of his days, and live among the other Rainbow trout, but he'll always be different because of where he's been." Morsi, Pamela. Garters.
I'm guilty. I did it. I shot all of those people for the thrill of it, after I planned it out and dyed my hair to match the Joker. I'm kidding. After consulting with my lawyers, I'm going to go with insanity.
Ya, fucking ridiculous.
it should fucking be GUILTY by reason of Insanity. asshole. ugh.
I guess he decided to slick his hair back.
From dianalyn's link above
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—After a judge allowed Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect James Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, he dealt a major setback to the defense by granting the prosecution access to a key piece of evidence.
By Monday at the earliest, prosecutors will get to see a notebook and package Holmes mailed to his university psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, days before the July 20, 2012, shooting spree. Fenton never received the package, and it has since been sealed.
Judge Carlos A. Samour ruled that any evidence pertaining to Holmes’ mental illness was no longer shielded by doctor-patient privilege now that the court has accepted the insanity plea. This includes the notebook, which defense attorney Daniel King argued was a unique piece of evidence that the prosecution shouldn’t see because Fenton herself hadn’t seen it, and it could have altered her opinion of Holmes’ mental health.
“The argument advanced by Mr. King is a creative one,” Samour said on Tuesday, “but I am not persuaded by it.”
Under Colorado statute, once a defendant pleads insanity, any evidence related to mental illness is no longer protected and is covered under an evidence waiver.
The release of the notebook and the insanity plea mark significant movement in the case, which has been mired in arguments over the notebook and Colorado’s laws related to capital punishment.
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