Colorado theater shooter to change plea - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Holmes to change plea to guilty by reason of insanity

James Holmes will change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. (Source: CNN) James Holmes will change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. (Source: CNN)

DENVER (RNN) – Attorneys for James Holmes plan to change his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at an Aurora, CO movie theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012.

Police also found explosives and traps set at Holmes' apartment.

If the judge accepts the change in the plea, he will be sent to a state mental hospital for evaluation.

The Associated Press reports a jury could still find Holmes guilty even if doctors determine Holmes was insane at the time of the shooting.

Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • PCS, West Marion to square off in season-opening rematch

    PCS, West Marion to square off in season-opening rematch

  • USM Graduates Receive Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships

    USM Graduates Receive Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-08-17 07:51:24 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    University of Southern Mississippi graduates Justin Dyer, Kelly Hill and Lorenzo Spencer have been awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. 

    More >>

    University of Southern Mississippi graduates Justin Dyer, Kelly Hill and Lorenzo Spencer have been awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. 

    More >>
  • Kittrell, Wayne Academy looking to gain more attention

    Kittrell, Wayne Academy looking to gain more attention

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-08-17 02:44:25 GMT
    Markus KittrellMarkus Kittrell
    Markus Kittrell is well aware when people speak of Wayne County football, the assumption is the conversation will be of the public school War Eagles. Kitrell and his teammates would like to change that a bit this fall. “When you say Wayne County, everybody knows Wayne County High School, but it’s time for us to put it out there about Wayne Academy, where everybody will know about us,” said Kittrell, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound, two-way lineman for the Jaguars. Wayne Aca...More >>
    Markus Kittrell is well aware when people speak of Wayne County football, the assumption is the conversation will be of the public school War Eagles. Kitrell and his teammates would like to change that a bit this fall. “When you say Wayne County, everybody knows Wayne County High School, but it’s time for us to put it out there about Wayne Academy, where everybody will know about us,” said Kittrell, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound, two-way lineman for the Jaguars. Wayne Aca...More >>
Powered by Frankly