Judge issues complex ruling on James Holmes' statements to cops in theater shooting aftermath

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The judge in the movie theater shooting case is limiting the use of the some of the statements James Holmes made after his arrest.

In a ruling Friday, Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour said statements Holmes made after he had been read his rights and requested an attorney can't be used against him. However, he said the statements were voluntarily made, so prosecutors can bring them up if they're needed to resolve conflicting testimony during his trial next year.

The statements were redacted in court records so it's not known how significant they are to the case.

The ruling comes a day after the judge sided with prosecutors in allowing the use of records from two dating websites in which Holmes asked, "Will you visit me in prison?"
 

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