James Holmes/Aurora

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    Police: Colo. shooting suspect planned massacre | www.ajc.com

    'Holmes' lawyers could have waived the first public airing of the case against him, but legal analysts say they may see the mini-trial as a chance to gauge the prosecution's case or tactics to prepare for a possible plea agreement.

    Cases rarely advance to this stage without a judge agreeing to set a trial.

    If Holmes is found sane, goes to trial and is convicted, his attorneys can try to stave off a possible death penalty by arguing he is mentally ill. Prosecutors have yet to say whether they will seek the death penalty.

    If he's found not guilty by reason of insanity, he would likely be sent to the state mental hospital, not prison. Such a defendant is deemed not guilty because he didn't know right from wrong and is therefore "absolved" of the crime, said former Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey.'

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    I am glad that I don't have to be involved in this.

    How many millions of dollars and hours of time will be involved.
     
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    Okay given to use truth serum on Colorado Joker...
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    Judge approves possible use of 'truth serum' on Colorado massacre suspect
    March 12, 2013 – The defendant in the deadly Colorado theater shooting could be given "truth serum" under a court order issued Monday to help determine whether he is insane if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.
     
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    Legal issues---so complex that I will never understand.

    If the ability to understand right from wrong is a major factor I suppose they can subpoena expert witnesses. I'm not certain the truth serum will be that helpful. If he is schizophrenic - the last diagnosis I heard --there may be times when he is able to function more rationally and then other times when he is in his own world.
     
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    The pay-for-testimony defense experts will say he is insane and the government experts will say he is competent. It all depends on the Colorado jury.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ZPqelG7_I]Sirhan Sirhan & CIA mind control - YouTube[/ame]
     

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