Defense in theater shooting case wants jail video barred
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case say a jailhouse video of defendant James Holmes should be barred from evidence during trial because prosecutors gave it to them too late.
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. will hear their arguments during a Monday hearing. Holmes’ attorneys say they have not had time to assess the significance of the video.
The footage is apparently from the jail where Holmes has been held, but its contents have not been made public.
Holmes has 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 movie theater. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Meanwhile, attorneys are set to start individually questioning prospective jurors Wednesday for Holmes’ trial.
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