Defense in Colorado theater shooting case highlights seemingly irrational thinking by Holmes

Defense lawyers are highlighting comments made by Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to a court-appointed psychiatrist that appear to show his thinking was irrational.

Defense attorney Dan King spent a few hours on Friday cross-examining Dr. William Reid and showed brief excerpts from the hours of video-taped interviews jurors already have seen.

The footage included an exchange in which Holmes says he did not want to go to jail, but made no plans to escape after the attack.

Reid concluded that Holmes was sane at the time of the July 2012 attack.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

The defense questioning appeared to be intended to prepare jurors to consider other opinions, including those of psychiatrists hired by the defense to evaluate Holmes.