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Judge orders mental exam for Holmes

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A Colorado judge orders new psychiatric exam for man accused in Aurora movie theater shooting. (Source: POOL/CNN) A Colorado judge orders new psychiatric exam for man accused in Aurora movie theater shooting. (Source: POOL/CNN)

(POOL/CNN) – The judge in the Aurora movie theater shooting case has ordered a new psychiatric exam for suspect James Holmes.

District court judge Carlos Samour Jr. ruled that the previous exam by the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, CO is "incomplete and inadequate."

In the order, Samour wrote the psychologist "appears to view the prosecuting attorneys as adversaries."

The judge's order said a new psychiatrist or forensic psychologist should conduct the next exam.

The new exam will look at only one issue: was Holmes sane the night 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded at the Colorado movie theater?

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