June 4, 2013
The decision means the 25-year-old will undergo months of mental evaluations but will still face trial and could eventually be executed.
Jurors will be asked to weigh evidence of Holmes’s mental state and could press ahead with the death penalty if they do not accept he was insane at the time of the shootings.
The decision by Judge Carlos Samour is the is the latest development in a long-running legal battle that began when Holmes was arrested outside the Century 16 cinema minutes after the rampage in July last year.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm