Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Theater shooting jury asked about mental health


This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows a view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20 at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The trial begins with 9,000 possible jurors and a rare opportunity to see a mass shooter stand trial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool, File)

This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 file photo shows a view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20 at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The trial begins with 9,000 possible jurors and a rare opportunity to see a mass shooter stand trial. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool, File)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case were asked in a 75-question survey about whether they had experienced mental illness and their views on the death penalty.

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. released the questionnaire Wednesday at the request of media organizations, including The Associated Press, the day after 12 jurors and 12 alternates were seated for the death penalty trial of James Holmes.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in a July 20, 2012, attack on a Denver-area movie theater. If jurors convict him, they must also decide whether he should be executed.

The questionnaire asked about candidates’ opinions on the relationship between mental health and the criminal justice system. It also asked about their views of Holmes.

Source: AP

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Emily Williford says:

Are we going to be able to see this trial on your site? I’d love to watch it!

   

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