CENTENNIAL, Colo. - It was hours after a deadly Colorado theater shooting, and James Holmes was not acting like a man who methodically planned the attack and booby-trapped his apartment.
As a police detective interviewed him, Holmes started pretending the paper bags on his hands - meant to preserve gunshot residue - were puppets.
The former neuroscience graduate student tried to jam a staple into an electrical outlet. He played with a cup on the table. At least two officers noted that his eyes were dilated.
The description came Tuesday as prosecutors tried to show that Holmes should face a trial for the July 20 attack that killed 12 and injured 58.