NPR : News

Filed Under:

Holmes Enters Not Guilty By Insanity Plea In Colo. Shootings

James Holmes on Monday formally changed his plea from not guilty to "not guilty by reason of insanity" for the July 20, 2012, movie theater shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and an additional 70 injured.

Holmes' lawyers had said last week that the young man would be doing this.

Now, says The Denver Post, there's a hearing set for May 31 to consider his request. It adds that "Holmes' attorneys told the court that they now have a diagnosis and opinions by qualified professionals." Exactly what that diagnosis is wasn't specified, however.

As the Post reminds readers, "Holmes is charged with 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other offenses." Denver's KUSA-TV says Holmes, 25, was in the Centennial, Colo., court this morning but did not speak.

Holmes' trial is not expected to begin for several months.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
WAMU 88.5

The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

WAMU 88.5

President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

NPR

Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.