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Judge Approves “Truth Serum” for Use in James Holmes Trial

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on December 31, 2013


James Holmes


“Truth serum” is in the spotlight in the trial of James Holmes, the 25-year-old accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a shooting rampage inside an Aurora, Colo. movie theater last July.

According to the Associated Press, Holmes’ attorney told a court Tuesday that he was not ready to enter a plea, but the judge entered a not guilty plea for him and said he could later change the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Had Holmes plead guilty by reason of insanity, he would be examined by doctors at a state mental hospital and could be given “truth serum” under court order to determine whether he was legally insane, according to CBS Crimesider.

The process is known as a “narcoanalytic interview,” and it occurs when patients are given drugs to lower their inhibition.

But will the drugs actually get people to tell the…

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  1. cp4ab0lishm3nt said, on December 31, 2013 at 5:47 am

    First time I read that CO allows such a narcoanalytic procedure in the US. However, I do know that India is researching this methodology now. Now who is going to administer this? Doctors? Isn’t this against the Hippocratic oath?

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