Skip to comments.Alleged Colorado Theater Shooter Could Face Medicated Interviews
Posted on 03/11/2013 6:33:57 PM PDT by oxcart
"Judge William Blair Sylvester issued an order Monday with a list of questions and information he will give Holmes if Holmes enters that plea. ...
"The defense asked Judge Sylvester to tell Holmes in court the consequences of an insanity plea and the judge agreed last week.
"That list includes that Holmes could face a narcoanalytic interview using drugs that are medically appropriate."
According to the local CBS station, a "narcoanalytic interview" is conducted using a "truth serum," usually sodium amytal and pentothol that lowers inhibitions and is thought to lead to a more truthful exchange.
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What else do they need to know?
My thoughts exactly. A waste of time and money. Looking for a way to make him a victim of some conservative, therefore release him and punish the conservative. Idjits!
Not much, but I say water board him just for the heck of it.
That's a new one.
Do they do that at Gitmo'?
Why is the guy still alive? I thought he was killed.
So we can’t waterboard terrorists, but we can use truth serum on terrrists? Got it. *heavy sarcasm*
Or perhaps they’re doing it because the guy is a straight schizo and they want him to answer “correctly” if any depositions are released by the defense.
It would be fun, but seriously, they must have so much physical evidence on him, it is risky to be doing this. Just try him on the physical evidence, he will undoubtedly be convicted, send him to the Supermax, and forget him.
Are they trying to program him into coming out in favor of gun control? What if they botch this and he can use it to get off?
Is this for real?
Seriously, I guess his lawyer has to do this.
There is no point in trying him on the evidence if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity. That means he admits he did it, but was insane at the time so not guilty.
An insanity plea means the trial will be about his mental status at the time of the criminal acts, not about whether he committed those acts.
The comments on this thread are disheartening. The perp is pleading guilty and may get the death penalty. Water-boarding and “truth serum” a U.S. citizen is against the constitution especially someone pleading guilty as charged. This could very well be a test case. If so, it could soon apply to gun owners, tax dodgers and just about any crime the government chooses. Does anyone really want to travel down that road.
Right you are. Spooky case.
People don’t stop to think that what they do to “the bad guy” they will do to thought criminals or as DHS labels “domestic terrorists” and that would be most conservatives.
Drugged precrime interviews are around the corner.
He was the killer there is no doubt about it. As such he should have been executed months ago after a speedy trial. But of course our parasite infested criminal justice system demands a long drawn out process otherwise lawyers, psychiatrists, judges, police, prison guards are all out a paycheck
I thought this article was about him pleading Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.
If he pleads Guilty, there is no trial, just the sentencing hearing.
This type of crime is why states need to enact Guilty, but Insane statutes and stop these ridiculous trials regarding mental status. Let the jury decide if the person is guilty or not and whether they should go to the loony bin or prison for life.
There were reports at the time that some people in the theater thought there was a second person helping him. Would this “truth serum” interview be an effort to find out the truth of that?
The whole case reeks in many ways, as Lanza’s case does (not speaking of the courts but the whole bizarre situations presented, demographics and all). And the whole country knows it.
Now if they’d only do this for future Maxine Waters interviews.