Defense attorneys for James Holmes, shown in a court appearance three days after the July 20 massacre in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, said in a return to court Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness. (Associated Press)

Defense attorneys for James Holmes, shown in a court appearance three days after the July 20 massacre in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, said in a return to court Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness. (Associated Press)