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Older video from James Holmes’ arraignment. John Ferrugia discusses what would happen if James Holmes was found insane. He says that the prosecution could still try to get James convicted, but that would be unlikely and that a plea bargain of sorts would probably be reached. This may explain why the prosecution is trying so hard to get James re-evaluated. That may be their last hope of attaining a guilty verdict with the possibility of the death penalty.

One of the victim’s relatives calls James “evil” and says that James is NOT ill. I understand the anger, but is it really fair to taint people’s opinions and put that *out there* in the news? Obviously this lady is not qualified to offer a professional opinion, nor has she examined James. She has a right to her opinion, I guess. No one ever broadcasts our unprofessional opinions - that James IS ill.

The video is also a great review of some of last year’s more important highlights.

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An Alternative to the Battle of Experts: Hospital Examination of Criminal Defendants
This explains what goes on in a sanity exam, how the exam works, and the potential pitfalls. (It also explains the Colorado Statute.) It talks about the “battle of the experts” regarding a prisoners sanity - or lack thereof. The difference is, is that James had a highly regarded psychiatrist examine him, not just any “quack” as apparently some courts allow (to testify).
This makes me wonder if perhaps Samour WILL have a court appointed psychiatrist observe James Holmes. This case has been unpredictable so far, so who knows!
http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1769&context=lcp
Photo credit: http://cbsdenver.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/james-holmes1.jpg?w=620&h=349&crop=1

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An Alternative to the Battle of Experts: Hospital Examination of Criminal Defendants

This explains what goes on in a sanity exam, how the exam works, and the potential pitfalls. (It also explains the Colorado Statute.) It talks about the “battle of the experts” regarding a prisoners sanity - or lack thereof. The difference is, is that James had a highly regarded psychiatrist examine him, not just any “quack” as apparently some courts allow (to testify).

This makes me wonder if perhaps Samour WILL have a court appointed psychiatrist observe James Holmes. This case has been unpredictable so far, so who knows!

http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1769&context=lcp

Photo credit: http://cbsdenver.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/james-holmes1.jpg?w=620&h=349&crop=1

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The Notebook James Holmes sent to Lynne Fenton.  

"A white, approximately 12” by 16”, soft-sided envelope with a listed sender of “James Holmes” and a listed recipient of “Lynne Fenton M.D.” with a mail date stamp of July 12th 2012 from the Fletcher Station in Aurora, Colorado, which contains a brown spiral notebook."

  • Search Warrant 1945 N Wheeling St. Bldg. T-36.  Campus Services Building.  Anschutz Medical Campus.

http://www.9news.com/assetpool/documents/130404065158_12CR1522%20Search%20Warrant%201945%20North%20Wheeling%20Street%20Bldg%20T36.pdf

  • Partially Burnt U.S. Currency 20 x $20.00 Denomination ($400.00 total). 
  • Sticky Note with Infinity Design

  • Aurora Police Officer Will Hinton contacted University of Colorado Police Officer Lynn Whitten.  
  • Officer Whitten advised Officer Hinton that she had received correspondence, back in June 2012, with Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist with the University of Colorado Medical Campus.
  • Dr. Fenton advised that through her contact with James Holmes she was reporting, per her requirement, his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made.
  • Additionally, Dr. Fenton was advising that she had been treating Holmes, and that Holmes had stopped seeing her and begun threatening her via text messages.

  • Listed on the box placard for name was “James Holmes”, listed on the box placard for course was “Of Life”.  
  • Additionally an unknown number of $20.00 denominations of United States currency were located inside the envelope, all partially burned.  The brown spiral notebook was checked for any toxic contaminates and it was found to have none.  
  • Bomb Technicians observed that the brown spiral notebook appeared to be a journal as evidence by unknown writings within.
  • At the time the envelope in question and the contents remain inside 1945 North Wheeling Street, building T36-1V, on a mail processing table.  

  • Computation Book:  James was a neuroscience major and this appears to fit in with the type of notebook a student would use in that field of study.  Remember the science camp video?  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5oVUqFF_mU

Per minute order dated June 4, 2013 by Judge Samour the package containing the notebook mailed by Mr. James Holmes to Dr. Fenton is released to Sgt. Matt Fyles with Aurora Police Department.

Receipt for Return of Exhibits (Filed June 10, 2013)

*Reposting because I’ve added additional information.  The evidence found within the notebook may hold some clues to James’ psyche leading up to the shooting.  However, they only lead to more questions than answers.  

For more details on the case check out my Pinterest page.

http://www.pinterest.com/JamesHolmesCase/

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