CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting case is winding down as prosecutors and defense attorneys finish individually questioning candidates about their views on the death penalty.
Friday is scheduled to be the final day of individual questioning in the jury selection process that began in January. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had hoped to find at least 120 prospective jurors who could return for group questioning starting Monday. From there, 12 jurors and 12 alternates will be seated for the trial. Opening statements are scheduled for April 27.
James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the July, 20, 2012, attack on a Denver-area movie theater. If the panel convicts him, it must then decide whether to sentence him to death.