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If defense attorneys want to claim use an insanity defense for Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes, they must first agree to drug him for a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled.
"There are a few reasons [prosecutors] wouldn't go for the death penalty — the most important one being his mental state," said David Beller, an attorney who's not connected to the case, in a CNN report. "The Supreme Court, and really society, has been very clear: We don't execute people who are mentally ill."