Accused Colorado gunman to seek insanity plea in court

Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution…

Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of murdering 12 moviegoers last year, returns to a Colorado courtroom on Monday where his lawyers will seek to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder for opening fire during a midnight screening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” last July.

The attack, which along with last year’s Connecticut school rampage helped reignite a national debate on gun control, ranks as one of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings. Fifty-eight people were also wounded by gunfire.

Read more at Reuters

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