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Judge Approves Use Of Truth Serum

DENVER — The defendant in the deadly Colorado theater shooting could be given "truth serum" under a court order issued Monday to help determine whether he is insane if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.

Suspect James Holmes could be required to submit to a "narcoanalytic interview" as part of an evaluation to determine if he was legally insane at the time of the July 20 shootings, Arpahoe County District Judge William Sylvester said.


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Re James Holmes,

given what would appear to be an awful lot of coincidences, anomalies, and unanswered questions in the case, and not knowing how his defense attorneys came to represent him in the first place, I wondered if the real reason they objected to Holmes being given truth serum was that they're afraid he might tell... the truth.

In any event, I wonder if the judge will order blood tests for a period prior to the administration of sodium amytal and pentothal to ensure that, at the time of the test, Holmes would be otherwise and completely DRUG-FREE. Aside from the issue of possible drug interactions, maybe that alone might allow Holmes to tell the truth.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Please stop the ride, Mr. Dali

I want to get off.

I am speechless.

who will administer that, and how will they justify that to themselves?

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:

Now, if we could somehow slip a mickey to the candidates....

and all of the other government and media stooges...(sorry, day dreaming)...now that would be reality TV at it's finest! Definitely worth the price of cable then.

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


steps 2 and 3

If "truth serum" doesn't ascertain correct answers, try water boarding and tasers for better results.

they could probably have

him admit to doing 9/11 given enough hypnotherapy and drugs.

Wow! Interested in reading input on this one!


God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster