By Reason of Insanity

Mental illness defenses in criminal trials have been controversial since the first acquittal. How does the law define madness?

On June 25, 2012, James Eagan Holmes emailed Glenn Rotkovich, the owner of the Lead Valley shooting range in Byers, Colorado, inquiring about becoming a member. Over the next few days, Rotkovich telephoned him several times. Each call went to the same unnerving voicemail—guttural, discursive, like Holmes was talking to himself, or acting out some bizarre performance. “In hindsight, looking back—and if I’d seen the movies—maybe I’d say it was like the Joker,” Rotkovich would later tell FoxNews.com.

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By Reason of Insanity

Mental illness defenses in criminal trials have been controversial since the first acquittal. How does the law define madness?

On June 25, 2012, James Eagan Holmes emailed Glenn Rotkovich, the owner of the Lead Valley shooting range in Byers, Colorado, inquiring about becoming a member. Over the next few days, Rotkovich telephoned him several times. Each call went to the same unnerving voicemail—guttural, discursive, like Holmes was talking to himself, or acting out some bizarre performance. “In hindsight, looking back—and if I’d seen the movies—maybe I’d say it was like the Joker,” Rotkovich would later tell FoxNews.com.

To read the full original article, click here.

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