James Eagan Holmes, Theater shooting case, Serial killers, Marilyn Manson and Mental illness


Mr. Holmes suffers from a serious mental illness,” defense attorneys wrote. 

He was being seen by a psychiatrist before the attack on a midnight screening of the latest Batman movie that killed 12 people and injured 70.

Holmes, 25, shuffled into court Tuesday with his wrists and ankles shackled, wearing a long, bushy beard and dark, curly hair that was slicked back.

Samour read Holmes a five-page list of consequences of the insanity plea and asked if he had any questions.

"No," Holmes answered in a clear, firm voice. It was only the second time since his arrest that he has spoken in court, other than occasional whispered exchanges with his attorneys.

judge accepted Holmes’ long-awaited plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday and ordered the mental evaluation, which is required by law.
More time has been requested for Holmes’ evaluations, pushed way back to mid september. Holmes’ next hearing is on June 25.