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'Batman' Shooter's Lawyers

Our Client Is INSANE

8/9/2012 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lawyers for James Holmes just stated in open court -- they believe their client suffers from a mental illness ... and they need more time to figure out what's wrong with him before entering a plea. 

Holmes' attorneys made the announcement during a hearing today, in which several news outlets had assembled to argue that the judge in the case should unseal court documents that could reveal important details about the July shooting in Aurora, CO.

Both the prosecution and the defense wish to keep the documents under wraps while the case is pending.

While everyone was in court, Holmes' attorney also appealed to the judge on an unrelated note -- demanding prosecutors and investigators turn over ALL documents related to the case ... in order to help the defense team determine just how crazy their client is.

The lawyer said, "We cannot begin to assess the nature and the depth of Mr. Holmes' mental illness until we receive full disclosure of all the documents."

It's the first mention of Holmes' intent to pursue an insanity defense.

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Jay W.     

Ya Think ?

722 days ago
2.

yomama    

they really need to check him for Graves Disease. Buggy eyes, distended adam's apple, crazy........

722 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

So no one here is aware that this was a tragic flag operation carried out by the government, just like 9/11?

722 days ago
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anony    

If that was Texas, they wouldn't give a krapp if he was crazy or not--they'd fry him tomorrow.
Real Christian values, right, Texas?

722 days ago
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Kristoferian    

It would suck to be his lawyers...

722 days ago
6.

spokenword    

Yeah right, I call bullish!t. He's just coming to the realization that his life is f@$%ed.

722 days ago
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TJ    

HANG the bastard!

722 days ago
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TJ    

Why do they allow him to keep that ridiculous red hair? Cut it off, please!

722 days ago
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Majestik    

Fine, let him plead insanity then lock him away forever in jail.

722 days ago
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smokinsnipe    

You are all idiots if you believe this kid was actually responsible for the shooting. He is nothing but a patsy for your good old CIA. There are WAY too many unanswered questions about this ordeal.

722 days ago
11.

Jmac    

Insane or not... This pathetic piece of crap should not be allowed to breath one more bit of oxygen after what he did.

722 days ago
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sidithers    

Really now!!
Thanks for clearing that up!

722 days ago
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Kristoferian    

Let's make him get raped by a horse until he bleeds to death

722 days ago
14.

Stephanie    

Nope. Just you.

722 days ago
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Maddy    

This man is not mentally ill! He is a very smart man. Everything he did was him becoming the joker. Yea little crazy maybe? He knows right from wrong, but he does not care.

722 days ago
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