Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Potential theater shooting juror released after pulling hair


In this July 23, 2012 file photo, Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, whose trial is to begin with lengthy jury selection on Jan. 20, 2015, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Psychiatrists and attorneys interviewed by The Associated Press say that it would be unlikely that Holmes would be released from a state mental institution should a jury find him not guilty by reason of insanity. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, file)

In this July 23, 2012 file photo, Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, whose trial is to begin with lengthy jury selection on Jan. 20, 2015, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Psychiatrists and attorneys interviewed by The Associated Press say that it would be unlikely that Holmes would be released from a state mental institution should a jury find him not guilty by reason of insanity. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, file)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting trial dismissed a potential juror who tore out her hair when told she would have to return for further questioning.

The incident occurred Tuesday outside the courtroom.

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said the woman brought her grandchild to the courthouse because she couldn’t find daycare for the unvaccinated child.

Samour said he was concerned about the health risks of having an unimmunized child in the courtroom.

Samour said the woman “lost it” when she was told she would have to return for further questioning. On Wednesday, Samour said other potential jurors found clumps of hair on the floor.

The jury that is selected will determine whether James Holmes was sane during the 2012 attack that killed 12 people and injured 70 others.

Source: AP

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