Holmes lawyers object to use of outside judges

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings are objecting to a request by the district attorney's office to ask other judges to issue subpoenas in the case.

In a document filed Wednesday, the defense said outside judges shouldn't make key decisions in the case against James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack.

Prosecutors indicated last week they might want to search for additional evidence or documents. They asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. for permission to request search warrants from other judges.

They said such requests are often made verbally, and they want to avoid the appearance of having an improper private conversation with Samour.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


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