Prosecutor says Colorado theater shooter seemed sane after arrest
CENTENNIAL, CO - The prosecutor in the Colorado movie theater shooting trial says for four months after his arrest, James Holmes was on no medication and seemed sane.
District Attorney George Brauchler told jurors during opening statements Monday that Holmes complained about the jail food and asked for specific books and contact-lens cleaning fluid.
"He is, in essence, like every other inmate," Brauchler said.
But the prosecutor says as the holidays neared, Holmes stopped eating and drinking, sending himself into a delirium.
Brauchler says jurors will see a video of Holmes climbing onto the bed in his cell around that time and "sort of falling off," and they'll have to decide what it means.
He says they'll also see a notebook Holmes kept that was intended to be given to his family after the shooting. It includes pages Holmes wrote on his longstanding hatred of mankind, as well as his plans for the massacre.
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