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-- living massacre shooter James -- -- to hear the charges against him in a Colorado courtroom the hearing.
-- to get underway in just over an hour attorneys also -- to argue about that package that the former grad student sent.
-- -- -- -- Saying that it should be allowed as evidence but legal experts agree on one thing that Kate will be about in -- This is going to be a case.
Where the focus is going to be on his mental state his mental state during this process in terms of whether he is competent.
To even go through this process now and his mental state at the time that he committed these acts.
Also I dollar is they -- news legal analyst candidate former prosecutor and doctor dale archer it they clinical psychiatrist who has worked in prison -- Happening expert witness in criminal court taking thank you both for joining -- this morning thanks.
Thought that would start -- let's talk about this package should it be admissible.
Put it this -- if that if the defense is going to go with an insanity defense that it's 100% -- -- because -- you're talking about.
A relationship with the psychiatrist.
That has to do -- a psychiatrist -- mean by definition it had to do when your mental state correct.
So -- he's saying that his mental state was so altered at that point that it and just so the -- knowledge basically.
You kind of -- that you don't you didn't know the difference between right and wrong.
I mean that's.
An ideal and -- and so he's writing to a psychiatrist all of these things.
It's going to be interpreted by both sides of the psychiatry the prosecution gives a.
He -- was seeing how much he knew what he was doing and -- planned it out therefore he was saying the defense as good as they.
You see he didn't know what he would do he wrote the thing you can even in Terkel what do you think it does it make any sense.
Therefore he was insane and he shouldn't go to -- jail for the rest of -- life easier to a mental institution for the rest of the right.
Doctor archer you are clinical psychiatrist what do you think should it be admissible the package itself.
It should not be admissible.
Right now because who knows what's in that -- it could have all kinds of things about his life that has nothing to do whatsoever.
With the shooting on the other hand I -- and Arthur.
If the defense has got to proceed with an insanity defense.
Then this is absolutely admissible -- -- look.
This is gonna -- -- his mental state at the time of the shooting and the first thing you have to establish is this guy was psychotic.
And you don't want that to be the first time he was ever psychotic you -- a site that first six months he was psychotic.
This like -- just trying to trade him giving him medications nothing worked he deteriorated to this point.
Yet so you -- say and a I'm wondering what -- -- and could they use.
Well the other the other night you're agree -- -- or miracle if if god forbid I was assigned to represented individual and -- -- -- know that.
The heat the lawyers who represented -- -- -- -- get a coal from the court there on a list.
And they like congratulations you know the guy go in Manhattan woman -- -- represented him not exactly cold you're looking for most of the time but.
I don't think there is any other that doesn't mean he's very so easily identifiable.
He's got ammunition out of his apartment is there so.
-- some sort of plea bargain where he agrees in the families agree.
He'll do life without parole instead of the death penalty which they are I'll be shocked -- this morning they don't.
He -- death penalty.
And which I believe they are.
Then they have to go to trial in the NL invoking -- -- depends of the doctor we'll tell you how hard it is.
To be successful with that -- that doctor -- -- I would ask you about his behavior in court.
First of all he's the -- should be allowed again secondly with medicated or was he acting crazy on purpose.
Yeah I think cameras in this case should be allowed in the courtroom.
And terms of his state and court appearance last week.
I do not think he was medicated.
I think this is what a psychotic individual looks like I mean he is living -- a delusional.
Psychotic world he's having hallucinations.
And this is how they act.
So what we're looking at here in my opinion is not gonna be so much about insanity at the time of the crime.
I think competence is going to be a big issue right now.
Does he understand the nature of the charges against him and can -- assist his council and from what I'm saying to this point.
I think that you know if he's found incompetent there will not be a trial so that's going to be the first battle in terms.
It was well helping religious rhetoric and stayed in jail and -- until he is not comedy dug deep in the home.
-- come back later so.
Heating costs are looked at the main point we have to make sure he's locked up behind logs began hurting whales so -- ground.
Incompetent he stayed in jail.
And he's found insane he goes to a mental institution which is very similar to a jail especially the first decade -- are you that thank you that much we got to wrap it up.
A lot of people looking for a lot of answers -- right -- doctor dale archer thank you thanks.
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