THE VICTIMS who died on July 20, 2012 The Trial Outline: Holmes Trial Outline (thru Day 36)- WM The defense started its evidence yesterday with a jailhouse video of Holmes apparently intentionally falling backwards off his bunk in the midst of a psychotic episode. This was in November 2012. But the bulk of the day was spent with the defense’s first mental health expert, Jonathan Woodcock, who evaluated the def on July 24, 2012 to determine his competency to stand trial. A defendant cannot attend court hearings and a trial unless he is competent enough to understand the charges against him and can assist in his defense. Woodcock spent fewer than 3 hours with the def for this initial assessment. Woodcock, however, was consulted later for an opinion on the def’s state of mind at the time of the shooting….

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