The Colorado Dark Knight shooting suspect James Holmes has lost his infamous Joker-inspired orange hair for his latest mug shot photo, but he still managed to keep with the caped crusader theme by looking absolutely bat-sh!t crazy.
Holmes appeared in court yesterday sporting the new look as prosecutors announced they were dropping efforts to gain access to a notebook written by Holmes and mailed to a university psychiatrist. The notebook reportedly contains violent descriptions of an attack, but prosecutors didn’t want to hold up the trial with inevitable appeals stemming from the request. The issue may be moot anyways because if Holmes’ mental condition becomes an issue in the trial, as it most assuredly will, the notebook may be entered into evidence anyway because defendants who plead not guilty by reason of insanity relinquish a number of their patient-doctor privacy protections.
James Holmes is facing 152 charges in the July 20 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting that killed 12 people and wounded 58 others.