The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says defendant James Holmes must undergo a second psychiatric evaluation at the state mental hospital.
The ruling Wednesday says Holmes' first evaluation last summer was incomplete and inadequate. The critical findings of that evaluation haven't been made public.
The judge granted prosecutors' request for a second evaluation but said it should be done by another doctor at the state hospital, not by doctors chosen by the prosecutors.
If jurors eventually decide Holmes was insane, he would be acquitted of the crimes and committed indefinitely to the state hospital. If they decide he was sane, he could be convicted and sentenced either to be executed or spend life in prison without parole.
Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a 2012 attack on a suburban Denver movie theater. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus