On Tuesday, former Secret Service psychologist Dr. Marisa Randazzo and Mediaite founder / ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams appeared on Good Morning America to discuss whether suspected Colorado movie shooter James Holmes may have been putting on an act when he appeared to be dazed and drowsy in court on Monday.
Sources within the jail where Holmes is being held insist he hasn’t been given any medication, said George Stephanopoulos, and Abrams explained that the only way they would be able to medicate him is if he had already been on medication that authorities could continue administering to him. It’s impossible to imagine, he added, that authorities would give him medication that would essentially leave him in a semi-catatonic state.
Dr. Randazzo then presented two possibilities for what may be going on with Holmes: Either he’s in the midst of a psychotic episode or coming down from a manic episode. Dr. Randazzo noted that, as far as she sees it, there is only a five percent chance that Holmes is faking this episode, based on what he know about his history of behavior.
Abrams pointed out that apparent thought and planning went into his alleged crimes, including gathering the necessary items to go about booby trapping his apartment.
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