If James Holmes was found to be insane, why do his lawyers want the hearings to be closed to the public? Isn’t his insanity something you’d want to be public as hell? Isn’t that what’s going to “save” him? What did the psych eval results really show? I just figured that if the prosecution wanted retesting, that meant that things were actually going in the defense’s favor. Why the secrecy?
His psych eval is his only evidence supporting his insanity. The reason the defense does not want to tip it’s hand is they’re afraid the publicity will polute the jurors minds. They should only hear the evidence at trial. As curious as I am, I hope it is closed!
I get that they’re only putting off the inevitable by not talking about it now, but strategy wise I don’t really feel that they even have another choice. Tipping their hand too soon, could potentially damage the impact the results could have at trial. It’s a basically a strategy game right now. Keeping those results close to the chest until they HAVE to present them to the jury is the best option for the most maximum impact. At least that’s how it’s coming off from the documents. Hell, they mention right in the docs asking to close the hearing, that it’s because they don’t want the media or anyone else to try to use it for “attention seeking headlines.”