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Judge accepts insanity plea in Aurora movie theater shooting

Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity on Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

Accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes Accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes has pleaded insanity.

Accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, who could face execution if convicted of killing 12 moviegoers last summer, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday, and a judge accepted his plea.

Holmes, 25, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder. He is accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a gun rampage inside a suburban Denver cinema during a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" last July.

 
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