Is James Holmes Insane?

Daniel King, an attorney for the Colorado theater shooter, has cited a history of mental illness on both sides of James Holmes’ family, including an aunt with schizophrenic affective disorder. He said during opening arguments that Holmes was a normal child through elementary school but began to have mental health problems in middle school.

He says Holmes attempted suicide at age 11. The prosecution meanwhile said that was all garbage, that Holmes was sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could slaughter more people.

ABC’s Alex Stone discusses the battle lines, and what is at stake.

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