Colorado Shooter’s Sanity Report
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A psychiatrist has submitted the results of a second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater.
Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Wednesday ordered the 53-page report about James Holmes' mental health sealed from the public. But he gave it to defense attorneys and prosecutors, along with copies of videotaped psychiatric interviews of Holmes.
Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack on a Denver-area theater.
He underwent a mandatory sanity evaluation last year, but prosecutors said it was biased. Samour ruled the evaluation was flawed and ordered a second one.
The evaluation is a key piece of evidence jurors will consider when determining Holmes' sanity.