CRIME

Cost of Colorado theater shooting case tops $2.2 million before trial starts

FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Aurora, Colo., theater shooting defendant James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Taxpayer costs for the Colorado theater shooting case have risen to at least $2.2 million before the trial has even started. That figure doesn't include legal costs for the defendant. The Holmes trial is expected to start April 27. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, file)

FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Aurora, Colo., theater shooting defendant James Holmes appears in court in Centennial, Colo. Taxpayer costs for the Colorado theater shooting case have risen to at least $2.2 million before the trial has even started. That figure doesn't include legal costs for the defendant. The Holmes trial is expected to start April 27. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, file)  (The Associated Press)

Documents show taxpayer costs for the Colorado theater shooting case have risen to more than $2.2 million before the trial has even started, and that doesn't include legal costs for defendant James Holmes.

Officials in the Denver suburb of Aurora, where the July 2012 massacre occurred, said Wednesday they have spent more than $928,500 on the case, including $517,000 in overtime pay for police and other city employees.

Prosecutors previously said they've spent $920,000 on the case. Court officials say they have spent $435,000, mostly on courtroom security.

Holmes' taxpayer-funded lawyers refuse to disclose their expenses, citing attorney-client privilege.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges in the killing of 12 people and injuring of 70. His trial is expected to start April 27.