January 10, 2013

Are Crazy Eyes a Sign of Mental Illness?

Forrest Wickman, Slate


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For the first time, police officers on Monday gave a public moment-by-moment account of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes’ arrest, as part of a hearing that touched on whether Holmes is mentally fit to stand trial. Officer Jason Oviatt described Holmes as “very relaxed” after the shooting, noting that Holmes had extremely dilated pupils. Are dilated pupils a sign of mental illness?

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