James Holmes asks to change plea in Aurora theater shooting case
Ryan Summerlin May 13, 2013
CENTENNIAL — At least one mental-health professional who recently examined James Holmes has made a diagnosis that supports an insanity plea for the Aurora movie theater shooting suspect, a lawyer for Holmes said in court Monday.
In making a formal request to change Holmes’ plea, attorney Dan King referenced just-concluded mental-health evaluations of Holmes that mean the defense can now “in good faith tender that Mr. Holmes was not guilty by reason of insanity.”
“We now have a diagnosis,” King said. “We now have an opinion by qualified professionals.”
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