Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

This June 4, 2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is returning to court as his lawyers challenge possible trial testimony about computer analysis and data. A judge is set to hear arguments about the issue beginning Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 when he opened fire on a packed movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora in 2012. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection.

A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire.

The public will be barred from the courtroom during the discussion of the questionnaire. The other part of the hearing will be open.

James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Jury selection is scheduled to start in October, and the judge has said it could take up to three months. About 5,000 potential jurors will get a summons, and the judge expects 3,200 to 3,500 to respond.

Source: AP

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