CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Jurors at the Aurora theater shooting trial heard from the second court-appointed psychiatrist Monday. That's as the seventh week of testimony got underway.
He testified that the shooter had thought about killing people for years and finally decided to attack the Century 16 theaters. The psychiatrist said the attack was triggered in part by a break-up with his girlfriend and failing at school.
Dr. Jeffrey Metzner said he determined James Holmes was legally sane and cited an email exchange between the killer and his then girlfriend.
"That's when he said he was thinking about doing something evil and it involved killing people and that it's against the law," Dr. Metzner testified.
Defense attorneys said their experts found the shooter to be legally insane at the time of the attack and that he is not guilty by reason of insanity. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty against Holmes.