Theater shooting judge agrees to suppress some statements Holmes made about bombs

DENVER - Some specific things the Aurora movie theater shooting defendant told investigators about explosives in his apartment will be suppressed at trial. However, the judge ruled the majority of those statements are admissible even though the defendant was denied access to an attorney at the time.

Thursday's ruling finds defendant James Holmes wasn't coerced and spoke voluntarily to the investigators.

What Holmes said hasn't been made public, and specific references within Thursday's ruling are redacted.

The 38-minute interrogation occurred about 14 hours after the shootings as police were trying to figure out how to defuse a web of bombs and triggers in the apartment.

The judge said investigators were justified in questioning Holmes without a defense attorney present because of the threat the explosives posed.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the 2012 attack.

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