Judge Allows Insanity Plea for Holmes

Court-ordered psychological tests will follow


CENTENNIAL, Colo.—James E. Holmes, charged with multiple murder counts in the shooting spree at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater, was allowed on Tuesday to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Judge Carlos Samour Jr. of the state's 18th Judicial District accepted the plea at a hearing. A not guilty plea had originally been entered in the case.

When Samour asked if he had any questions, Holmes replied no. Samour then accepted the plea.