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The jury in the trial of James Holmes found him guilty on all charges. Holmes had admitted to the shooting, but claimed insanity at the time of the crime.

The jury was tasked with deciding whether Holmes knew the nature of his crime or could distinguish between right and wrong at the time he committed the act. There was also the Irresistible Impulse Test: whether, even if Holmes could tell right from wrong, he was under such duress from mental disease that he had lost the free will to choose between the two.