Gunman James Holmes in court next week
James Holmes, right, is shown with a bushy beard and his attorney Tamara Brady at a status hearing in Arapahoe County on Jan. 2, 2012. (Sketch: Bill Robles)
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – Attorneys on both sides say they are ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing for accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes.
During a status hearing Wednesday morning (1/2/13), prosecutors said they are ready for the crucial hearing next week in which prosecutors will outline their case against Holmes.
The purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine if there is sufficient evidence to put Holmes on trial, who stands accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 at an Aurora movie theater during “The Dark Knight Rises” in July.
It starts Monday and is scheduled the run all week. This week will be the first time details about the shooting will be released to the public, after a gag order was put in place.
Read more about Holmes’ court appearance and what lawyers had to say, on KDVR’s website.