CRIME
12/08/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2014

James Holmes Theater Shooting Trial: Attorneys Back In Court Before Jury Selection

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court for the last scheduled hearing before jury selection begins in January.

However, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. could consider defense attorneys' request for another trial delay during Monday's hearing. Attorneys for James Holmes say they need two to three more months to review evidence and prepare.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack at a Denver-area theater. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes' lawyers say evidence now totals 85,000 pages of documents and hundreds of CDs and DVDs, along with other materials in computer memory drives.

Prosecutors and some of the victims have said they oppose any further delay.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

CONVERSATIONS