Law-enforcement officers say Holmes planned the attack for months, and prosecutors could argue that if Holmes expected to go to prison afterward, he knew the shooting was wrong.
Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the attack, in which 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded.
DENVER (AP) – Records from two dating websites where Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked “Will you visit me in prison?
” can be used as evidence in his trial, the judge ruled Thursday.
” Prosecutors say the records prove Holmes had planned the shooting for months, understood it was wrong, and expected to go to prison as a consequence. ruled on Thursday that the records can be used as evidence in the trial.
They hope to use the records to undermine the insanity defense his lawyers are pushing.