Judge Sylvester OKs Medication, Polygraph For James Holmes If He Takes Insanity plea

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Oh, so you really think a guy that dresses up in body armor influenced by Batman and opens fire on an entire movie theater is sane.

    DENVER — The defendant in the deadly Colorado theater shooting could be given "truth serum" under a court order issued Monday to help determine whether he is insane if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.
    Suspect James Holmes could be required to submit to a "narcoanalytic interview" as part of an evaluation to determine if he was legally insane at the time of the July 20 shootings, Arpahoe County District Judge William Sylvester said.
    A narcoanalylitic interview is a decades-old process in which patients are given drugs to lower their inhibition. Academic studies have shown that the technique has involved the use of sodium amytal and pentothal, sometimes called truth serum.
    The prospect of such interviews that may ensue under such a plea alarmed defense attorneys, who filed documents opposing the technique.
    Holmes, 25, is scheduled to enter a plea Tuesday to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. He is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
    If Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, he would be examined by doctors at the state mental hospital.
    In an advisory that Holmes would have to sign if he enters an insanity plea, Sylvester didn't specify what type of drugs would be used but said the examination could include "medically appropriate" ones.
    Sylvester said Holmes also could be given a polygraph examination as part of the evaluation.
    After reading a draft of the advisory, Holmes' lawyers objected, saying a narcoanalytic interview and a polygraph would violate their client's rights.
     
  2. Vashier

    Vashier VIP Extreme Gold

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    Fuck where can I go for one of them tests, sounds like it must be a fucking blast! Plus if the guy can handle his drugs he could fool the shit out of them :whistle:
     
  3. KillVampires

    KillVampires Racist Banned User

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    Every new day of media coverage just inspires more copycats. Death penalty. Immediately execution. Then the media will move on overnight.
     
  4. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...just shoot this fucker already.
     
  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    The legal definition of insanity and crazy are not the same. He is not legally insane most likely, as he knew the results of his actions, took measures to avoid apprehension (they don't have to be good ones), formulated a plan, etc.