Holmes had enough presence of mind to plan in minute detail and carry out a
sophisticated attack that astounded the world. No crazy show we see can cancel
out that event.The legal proceedings may be protracted as in the
cases of Elizabeth Smart’s abductor and Gabby Gifford’s assailant.
Both were initially ruled incompetent to stand trial but when the cases finally
got to trial, neither jury took long to reach a guilty verdict.Due
process may not always be swift but it works.