Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Defense in theater shooting case wants jail video barred

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) — 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.

Source: AP

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