Holmes Is Insane: Lawyer

Kiss, Motley Crue give $100K to relief fund
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2012 2:37 AM CDT
Updated Aug 10, 2012 3:45 AM CDT
Holmes Is Insane: Lawyer
This courtroom sketch shows suspect James Holmes during a motions hearing in district court in Centennial, Colorado yesterday.   (AP Photo/Bill Robles, Pool)

James Holmes is as crazy as he looks, his lawyer says. At a hearing yesterday, the lawyer defending the Aurora massacre suspect said he is mentally ill, and urged prosecutors to turn more documents over to the defense, CBS reports. "We cannot begin to assess the depth of Mr. Holmes' mental illness" until receiving more documents, he said. As in other court hearings, Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage, appeared dazed and unengaged in proceedings.

At the same hearing, a lawyer representing 20 media outlets urged the judge to relax his gag order concerning the case, and to allow the public to know more about the proceedings against Holmes. "The public is completely in the dark," the lawyer said. Both the defense and the prosecution argued in favor of keeping court documents sealed. Kiss and Motley Crue played a concert in suburban Denver last night, and announced they were making a $100,000 donation to a fund helping people affected by the massacre, reports AP. (More James Holmes stories.)

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