“I wasn’t keeping a child in a crime scene. I didn’t want my officers stepping over her. I didn’t want her at the scene,” he said of the youngest person to die in the attack. Her pregnant mother was also wounded, miscarried and left paralyzed.
Nothing about what is about to happen in Arapahoe County district court for the next four months has anything to do with fairness to anyone
“With all respect to the families, their emotions can’t determine the case,” he said. The man, who said he was a single father and former teacher, said he understood the families’ grief and pain, but said those feelings wouldn’t sway his decision.
Nelson said they will also show the judge evidence from some juror questionnaires that shows prospective jurors in the case are prejudiced against Holmes.
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.
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.
“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.
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 […]
Batch of jurors released today appeared for same session as drunk man Monday. The drunk one wasn’t among those released