"This is a historic day. This is a huge, huge win for the children of the state of California, educators and the educational system," attorney Marcellus McRae said at a Los Angeles news conference after the decision was announced.
"What do you think the popular mindset is about somebody coming into a theater and killing a bunch of people? That he's crazy," McRae, the former federal prosecutor said. "If they (prosecutors) didn't have to prove insanity this wouldn't be much of a trial at all."