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Ryan -- cheating case entering a plea not guilty this morning on behalf of accused gunman James Holmes.
-- of course is charged with murdering twelve people.
And injuring seventy others in the shooting Rampage higher -- this -- crowd -- -- at least here we're Sampson technical difficulties behind -- viewers saw that.
But as I was saying to them James homes while people allegedly killed twelve people.
Injured and -- any others in the shooting that happened in July and we're now seeing him.
For the first time in several weeks tell us a little bit about what happened inside the courtroom today.
Sure thing Jeno James -- parents were inside the courtroom today when his defense team -- have been told the judge that they were not ready to enter a plea will judge William Sylvester said.
This event happened.
In July of last year -- the shooting.
And you're told of today's arraignment back in January so they have played time to preparing he said he didn't want to wait -- judge William Sylvester over the defense's objections.
Entered what's called a standard plea of not guilty.
Four homes now he gave them the option.
At a future date to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity which is what many court watchers expected to hear today.
Now in Colorado pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity is different from what we have.
At the federal level here -- the burden sits on the prosecution.
To prove that the defendant was in fact seen at the time of the crime but entering this plea comes with many risks for the defended James Holmes.
Who would be subject to a state psychiatric exam.
A polygraph test and the possibility of being forced to take a drug concoction that amounts to -- truth serum.
All to help.
Experts answer one question.
-- -- have friends from a mental disease or deep -- rendered him incapable.
Of distinguishing between right and wrong.
Now if the defense had to prove that that would be one -- -- here in Colorado.
The prosecution has to disprove that.
-- -- sanity beyond a reasonable doubt.
And -- James -- that could be tough.
Now according to court documents on November 15 of last year James Holmes was sent to Denver health medical center by ambulance.
Where he was held for several days quote and frequently in restraints authority said he needed a psychiatric examination so that's likely to come up.
If there is an insanity plea entered in this -- and now the district attorney has until April 1 to decide whether or not to pursue the death penalty in today.
The judge said to trial date.
For August 5 and -- it's expected to last four weeks -- At least get going -- live press from Colorado we're continuing to watch this case at least yes thank you.
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