Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I have advanced training & experience in interview & interrogation skills, and I'm here to tell you this is an act, and I'll tell you why:
The perpetrators' demeanor is unnatural, almost as if he's in a trance, or a drug induced stupor. Well it's easy enough to determine whether or not he's under the influence of drugs, and he's not THAT glassy-eyed to be in a trance.
It is possible that he is overwhelmed with the enormity of what he has done - if this is the case his reaction is unique amongst mass-shooters we have seen in recent years. More likely Holmes is trying to evade responsibility for his actions. He's making a play for the insanity route, and that will be a hard sell, and I'll tell you why:
First of all, there was no way he could have acquired the tools, weapons, ammo and improvised explosives for his mass shooting / IED-laden apartment in a trance. Sure, this guy is an absolute sociopath but so are lots of criminals and the crazy route never worked for them either. Holme's plot required a lot of deliberate thought, planning and skills to engineer and pull off. This plot was not the work of a non compis mentis candidate.
The only way this ploy will work as a defense is if the judge lets him get away with it. I suggest that judge take control of his courtroom and call this idiot on his act - possibly use electronic surveillance of the suspect to challenge and confront his behavior. This case is too important to let this clown act hijack it for his own personal egomaniacal entertainment.
Posted by STORMBRINGER at 20:30