The goal is to whittle the pool to about 120 qualified jurors by the end of that 16 weeks. From there, the two sides will choose 12 jurors and 12 alternates.
Over the previous eight days, the court has dismissed more than 700 prospective jurors. Close to 2,000 have reported to court so far
“I don’t want to turn this into, ‘If I can get my doctor to scratch out a note, I can get out of jury duty,’” he said.
2:30 p.m. CENTENNIAL | Another 59 jurors were released Thursday afternoon in the Aurora theater shooting trial, bringing the total released so far to 724. Those released Thursday afternoon include a mother of a person in an adjacent theater the night of the shooting. Also released was a pregnant woman due soon who asked to be […]
AURORA | In just over a week of jury selection, more than 1,300 prospective jurors in the Aurora theater shooting trial have streamed through the Arapahoe County Justice Center. So far, about 400 have been released for various reasons, leaving close to 1,000 that could still land on the jury. Still, even as jurors shuffle […]
CENTENNIAL | Another 143 prospective jurors were released Wednesday in the Aurora theater shooting trial, bringing the total to 598 since jury selection started last week. About 1,700 prospective jurors have reported for jury duty over the past seven days and about 1,500 could still land on the jury that will decide whether James Holmes […]
Batch of jurors released today appeared for same session as drunk man Monday. The drunk one wasn’t among those released
The defense will likely want a long list of jurors who say they can’t be impartial, Steinhauser said, so they want jurors to at least fill out the questionnaire so they have a record of those who say they have made their mind up about Holmes
CENTENNIAL | After a weekend to review completed juror questionnaires, prosecutors and the defense in the Aurora theater shooting trial agreed to release more than 160 jurors Monday. Those jurors, plus those released last week and a few released for language or medical issues Monday, brings the total to 384 jurors released since last week. […]