Sanity expert witnesses may provide testimony regarding insanity pleas, clinical competency, diminished capacity, testamentary capacity, insanity defense, and more. In the news, 18th Judicial District Judge Carlos Armando Samour Jr., Centennial, CO, accepted James Holmes’ plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Colorado law defines insanity as the inability to distinguish right from wrong caused by a diseased or defective mind. Judge Samour set a date of August 2, 2013, to complete a mental evaluation. Holmes faces more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder after killing twelve and injuring seventy in a Denver suburb movie theater.
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