Colorado Shooting

James Holmes to Seek Insanity Plea

Lawyers for James Holmes, the man accused of opening fire on an Aurora, Colorado, theater last year and killing 12, will return to court Monday to seek to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. A judge previously entered a plea of not guilty for Holmes, but said it could be changed if Holmes’s lawyers showed “good cause.” The judge is expected to grant the change-of-plea request since Holmes’s case involves the death penalty, which prosecutors have announced that they will seek for Holmes. The former neuroscience student has been taken to a hospital twice since his arrest, once being held in a psychiatric ward for several days “frequently in restraints,” according to his lawyer’s defense filings.