Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes case: Prosecutors' case for motive, not insanity

This afternoon's hearing in relation to the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case is expected to be among the most important to date. The session revolves around defense efforts to keep under wraps communication between Holmes and Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist who'd been caring for him -- info that includes a package he sent to her that was found after the massacre. Meanwhile, prosecutors, led by district attorney Carol Chambers, are apparently attempting to establish a motive for Holmes -- a tactic that would undermine an expected insanity defense. How so?
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