Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Fingerprint evidence mulled in James Holmes case

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 massacre are returning to court for a hearing on whether testimony on fingerprint comparison should be allowed at the trial.

Monday’s hearing is one of the last scheduled before James Holmes goes on trial in December on multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. Schedule changes have been common, however.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2012 shootings, which left 12 dead and 70 injured. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Attorneys for the University of Colorado and for a potential trial witness are also expected to be in court Monday fighting defense subpoenas for unspecified university records. Holmes attended the university before the shootings.

The nature of the records and the identity of the witness haven’t been released.

Source: AP

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