It's been almost ten months since James Holmes allegedly murdered 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and injured another 70, but his trial is barely yet underway.
Months ago, we told you the supremely disturbed suspect entered a "not guilty" plea — perhaps in hope of escaping the death penalty — but now James' and his legal team are attempting to modify their defense.
James now plans to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity!
And it's looks like the judge might let him do it!
Judge Carlos Samour recently told the courts:
"Allowing Mr. Holmes to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity would be consistent with fairness and justice."
The prosecution isn't happy with this eleventh hour switcheroo — they maintain the defense hopes only to delay the proceedings.
District attorney Jacob Edson said:
"Our largest frustration is the amount of time it has taken to get to this point."
Hopefully justice is served quickly, allowing the victims' families and loved ones to find closure and continue healing!
[Image via AP Images.]
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