Holmes judge denies motions on pretrial procedures

DENVER - The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case has denied two motions on pretrial procedures.

The judge on Monday rejected a defense request to throw out some of the rules for disclosing evidence to prosecutors. He also denied a prosecution motion to allow outside judges to approve any future requests for search warrants or documents.

He granted a request to keep any such requests secret, however.

Attorneys have been working through dozens of motions ahead of the October trial of James Holmes on charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the 2012 attack.

Two big pretrial questions remain: Whether Holmes must undergo a second sanity evaluation and whether the trial should be moved.

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

 

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