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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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106.

texaschickeee    

Sorry Charlie. He does not meet that criteria.
He planned it, by over months buying guns and ammo over the net. He had time to stop himself in those months and come to a point ans say no.,..do something else.
He bought a ticket, then keeping the exit door slighted open, went and got guns. He returned and waited. He showed calculation. He showed deliberated actions. He knew right from wrong.
HE IS GUILTY AS SIN> stick the needle in him.

713 days ago
107.

Sapphiegirl    

this m effer is totally faking being insane just so they won't go for the death penalty.

713 days ago
108.

Stuart LaJoie    

Is this a court room or a psych ward? Judge his actions, not his mental health! Save the psychobabble for later and move on with the trial. Mentally ill or not, Holmes is a murderer and deserves to be punished for his crimes. His lawyers should just admit that there is no plausible defense for his actions.

713 days ago
109.

LittleLove1975    

They want to claim he's insane. But he was sane enough to plan this whole thing, booby trap his apartment, and carry it out, right? All of a sudden he's insane though.

713 days ago
110.

Tr0LL666     

Free James Holmes

712 days ago
111.

Elsassererica    

Who the **** cares! I say kill him. If he's that "crazy", he won't know we're killing him, and if it makes us feel better, WIN!

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