Seeking Death Penalty in Aurora Shootings Is a Mistake

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Robin Barton

On July 20, 2012, James Holmes entered a packed movie theatre in Aurora, CO during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Fully armed, Holmes arbitrarily fired at the crowd. When he was done, 12 people were dead and 58 were injured.

The police arrested Holmes on the scene, still armed and dressed in his Joker costume. Thus, the fact Holmes committed the shootings isn't seriously in doubt. Realistically, the only possible defense available to him is a so-called insanity defense.

So on March . . .

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