Lawyers for Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect Say He Did It

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

james-holmes(AP) — For the first time, lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say he killed 12 people and wounded dozens more at an Aurora movie theater last summer.

But Holmes’ lawyers say he was “in the throes of a psychotic episode” at the time.

The admission came in a motion filed Tuesday, but made public Wednesday. His lawyers were trying to argue that Holmes should be unrestrained during his upcoming trial.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to more than 160 counts, including murder, stemming from the July 20 theater attack in Aurora. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


  • …….

    They should hang this sick f@#k. But instead our elected leaders use the victims as props to push there agenda.

    Current score: 3
  • Val

    How long do the throes of a psychotic episode last? Apparently long enough to get together ammo, protective gear, wire up the apartment with explosives and head to the theater. One helluva long psychotic episode. But then again, I’m no expert.

    Current score: 3
    • Kel

      From what I gathered, I thought he ordered the stuff online ahead of time. I guess that means the ‘psychotic episode’ can last for weeks?

      Current score: 1