Accused mass murderer James Holmes remains in the news; especially because he looked so wild eyed and out of it in his court appearance.There’s a bit of hysteria on the internets that he might get off with an insanity defense. Not bloody likely: there’s big difference between crazy and legally crazy. Holmes may well be insane BUT this carefully planned murder scheme as well as the booby trapped apartment means that he is NOT legally crazy.
I hope that some of the folks who are freaking out about this will take a deep breath and relax. Holmes is more likely to be sent to death row than to the looney bin: he knew what he was doing however insane it seems to us semi-normal people.