James Holmes to wear harness during murder trial

FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Lawyers for Holmes have indicated their client might plead not guilty by reason of insanity. In court documents made public Friday, March 1, 2013, James Holmes' attorneys want the judge to declare portions of the state's insanity defense laws unconstitutional. The filings say the laws in which a defendant may waive their right to remain silent and reveal confidential medical information should be unconstitutional in cases involving the possibility of execution. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File)
June 28, 2013 12:18:37 PM PDT
There is bizarre twist in the trial of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes. The 25-year-old will wear a hidden harness and be bolted to the floor during his trial.

The judge said Holmes must be restrained because he's charged with violent crimes.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 others at a movie theater last July. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes will be able to wear street clothes to hide the harness.


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