The jury candidate on his questionnaire wrote, “Hang his ass” in response to the opinion section
Samour mentioned potentially taking a week off between the end of jury selection and the start of the trial but said he will wait and see how the selection progresses.
CENTENNIAL | The judge overseeing the Aurora theater shooting case says jurors can see a video of defendant James Holmes in a holding cell that was recorded two months after the attack. Judge Carlos A. Samour’s order Monday came over objections from defense attorneys who said the video should be excluded from evidence because prosecutors shared it too […]
The man, a middle-aged white man in a wheelchair, said he believed in “an eye for an eye” and said in a particularly heinous case, he would have trouble opting for a life sentence.
In addition to the two jurors who have previously served on a jury, Samour selected a woman who works as a special education teacher and a man who described himself in court as a “small town guy.”
District Attorney George Brauchler had asked Samour to instead limit the amount of time each side questions individual jurors. The current limit of 20 minutes per juror for each side is more than enough time, Brauchler said. He also said the court has “dodged some bullets so far” because not every juror has shown up for court.
Nearly 25 out of the necessary 120 jurors have been selected for group questioning
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. ruled Wednesday that prosecutors must share information they find with the defense if the defense does not have equal access to that information.
The defense has asked several times for Samour to delay the trial, but the judge has refused. Chris King reiterated Tuesday that the defense wants a delay. “We are not prepared to begin this trial,” he said.