“There are 336 hours in a two-week period. Considering the manpower and the extensive resources available to defense counsel, and considering further how much notice the defense and its experts have enjoyed regarding deadline at issue, two weeks are sufficient to file any appropriate motions…” Samour said in a ruling released Friday.
Attorneys for James Holmes made the revelation in court documents released Tuesday that deal with what evidence the defense must share with prosecutors. The doctor’s findings haven’t been released
The evaluation, which will remain sealed, was delivered to the court Wednesday and the two sides are expected to receive copies of it this afternoon, Judge Carlos Samour wrote in an order released Wednesday
“Aurora should be proud of its response to the largest civilian shooting in U.S. history,” the report concludes. “The outcome could not have been better in terms of lives saved and a rapid arrest.”
Now, how much of this landmark trial would you like to see for yourself? How important would it be to hear smart, educated professionals explain what they knew about Holmes, and what they did to alert others to a potential threat, and what they didn’t do?
Judge Carlos Samour said balancing Holmes right to a fair trial with the need for public access was tough. “There should be as much access as possible. But there has to be limits.”
AURORA | James Holmes is due in court Monday as the two sides in the theater shooting case argue against having cameras in the courtroom during his trial. Local television stations and newspapers have asked the court to allow a video camera and a still camera inside the courtroom. The prosecution, defense and several victims […]
The lawsuit says James Holmes bought at least 4,300 rounds of ammunition from Lucky Gunner’s website, bulkammo.com, and 700 rounds of ammunition and a 100-round magazine from the Sportsman’s Guide website
CENTENNIAL | The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says a firearms expert can testify at the trial of defendant James Holmes. The judge rejected a defense motion to prevent the testimony. He said Wednesday that forensic scientist Dale Higashi is credible and his testimony would be reliable. Higashi works for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. […]
AURORA | A federal judge has rejected Cinemark’s request for the court to toss a lawsuit filed against the theater chain by several victims of the Aurora theater shooting. In a ruling handed down Friday, United States District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said the theater company had failed to prove that the July 20, 2012, […]