The Theater Shooting Trial continues today–the fourth day of the defense’s case. Yesterday the focus was almost exclusively on the defendant’s behavior in November 2012 when he had a psychotic break at the Arapahoe County jail two and a half months after his arrest. Holmes spent about a week in the medical unit. Yesterday’s witnesses included deputies who observed Holmes’s behavior and doctors who treated him in November 2012. The defense also called a few former co-workers of the defendant from his brief employment in California at a pill-coating factory. Holmes’s stint there was between his undergraduate degree and matriculation at the University of Colorado. These witnesses described their interactions with Holmes. So what does all this have to do with Holmes’s sanity on July 20, 2012? The defense is establishing a history of mental illness that preceded the shooting…

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