(Part 2) Here’s a recap of some the references made in the last year - taken word for word from the Court Documents on the Court’s website - about James Holmes’s psychosis-inducing mental illness.
- April 29, 2013 - “Mr. Holmes suffers from a serious mental illness,” defense attorneys wrote, adding that it might be difficult to know whether he fully understands what is happening because his mental illness may prevent a “plausible grounding in reality.”
- July 7th, 2013 - ”Mr. Holmes suffers from a severe mental illness and was in the throes of a psychotic episode when he committed the acts that resulted in the tragic loss of life and injuries sustained by moviegoers on July 20th, 2012”
- November 15th, 2013 - ”THE STATE AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXECUTION OF INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS MR HOLMES WHO SUFFER FROM A CHRONIC AND SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS”
- "THE CMHIP SANITY EXAMINER’S CONCLUSIONS RENDER SUCH EVIDENCE IRRELEVANT MORE PREJUDICIAL THAN PROBATIVE AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN THIS PARTICULAR CAPITAL CASE”
- November 15th, 2013 - Another reference to Defense Motion 188, in the footnote section of pages 1&2, which implies that a clinician found that “it is very clear that Mr. Holmes’ appreciation of the wrongfulness of his actions were significantly impaired (from a clinical perspective) as a result of his psychotic thinking”.
- November 15th, 2013 - “This case is undeniably tragic and has caused suffering and trauma on a scale that is unprecedented in Colorado. However, as the prosecution well knows, there is substantial evidence to support the defense’s position that Mr. Holmes is a severely mentally ill individual, who but for his severe and chronic mental illness, would not have committed this crime.”