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6.5.13 … Colorado Shooting Case: not guilty by reason of insanity or guilty of first-degree murder (and possibly death penalty in a separate sentencing phase) …

Colorado Shooting Case,  insanity plea, WSJ.com:  I’m a lawyer  and I clearly did not understand this …

An insanity trial would not focus on whether Mr. Holmes shot and killed 12 people and wounded scores more in the crowded movie theater but on his mental state at the time. Prosecutors bear the burden of proving he should be held legally responsible for his actions, and they and defense lawyers are likely to call their own mental-health experts during the trial.

If Mr. Holmes is found not guilty by reason of insanity, he would be committed to a mental institution indefinitely. If he is found guilty of first-degree murder, prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty in a separate sentencing phase.

via Judge Accepts Insanity Plea in Colorado Shooting Case – WSJ.com.


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