The shooter behind Aurora, Colorado's Dark Knight massacre let the judge do his work for him on Tuesday.
James Holmes wasn't ready to enter his plea by the judge's deadline, so the judge entered 'not guilty' by default.
However, the judge will allow James to enter a 'not guilty by reason of insanity' plea at a later date if he chooses.
As we've previously discussed, James is being charged for 142 crimes, including 24 first degree murders as well as 116 counts of attempted murder.
Once the jury makes their verdict, the judge will then decide if he is to face life in prison or a death sentence if the verdict is guilty… which, everyone is assuming it will be.
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