Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes case: Doctor who examined theater shooter felt "blindsided" by bias claims

The judge in the Aurora theater shooting case has ordered gunman James Holmes to undergo a second mental evaluation by a different psychiatrist. Holmes was first examined last summer by Dr. Jeffrey Metzner. But prosecutors alleged that Metzner's evaluation contained "numerous deficiencies" and that the doctor himself had an "unfair bias." Last Wednesday, Judge Carlos Samour ruled that Metzner's evaluation was indeed "inadequate." Samour's written ruling also contains several other interesting facts.
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