Holmes defense team may enter a plea of insanity today in the Aurora massacre case.
That may lead to the use of drugs typically called “truth serum” being given to Holmes.
Judge William Sylvester has already approved the use of the drugs for what is termed a narcoanalytic interview.
The combination sodium amytal and pentothal are the common forms of the cocktail and are known to relax those who receive it and lower inhibitions making it more likely the patient will answer questions more honestly.
Sylvester has called the drugs medically appropriate and has also said polygraph tests can be used.
Attorneys for Holmes claim that either would violate their client’s rights.
Colorado law does allow for narcoanalytic interviews but it’s not used often.