The NY Daily News
reports that, according to a worker at the Arapahoe County Detention Center, James Holmes is claiming complete amnesia for the night of the massacre.
“He needs to save his act for the jury because no one here is buying it,” the worker said. “Everyone is convinced he is faking it.”
An attempt to fake amnesia may further indicate that Holmes has modeled himself on Batman's nemesis. No matter how many people he kills, the Joker always gets sent to Arkham Asylum, not to prison, because he is always able to convince a court that he falls under the technical definition of insanity. Of course, the way things work in comic books may not mirror the way things work in real life.