(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — After hearing from 256 witnesses, jurors in the trial of Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter James Holmes will listen to closing arguments Tuesday.
Both the prosecution and defense agree that Holmes has severe mental issues, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he was insane when he opened fire on a crowded premiere of The Dark Knight Rises at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater on July 20, 2012.
After jurors hear closing arguments they will begin deliberating. They will have to decide if Holmes knew right from wrong at the time of the shootings.
Dr. Jeffrey Metzner interviewed Holmes and testified in court that, in his opinion, Holmes “met the criteria of legal insanity” at the time of the attack.
Holmes, who has admitted to the shootings, faces 166 counts — 24 of them for first degree murder.
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