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Holmes' Lawyers: Keep Arrest Documents Secret

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
James Holmes in court on Jan. 8 (Credit: KCNC/Bill Robles)

James Holmes in court on Jan. 8 (Credit: KCNC/Bill Robles)

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are objecting to a request by news organizations to make public some investigative documents in the case.

Prosecutors say they don't object to the release as long as the names of victims and witnesses are redacted.

Both sides disclosed their positions in court documents filed Tuesday.

The Associated Press and 18 other news organizations want the judge to release documents including affidavits that law-enforcement officers submitted to explain why they wanted arrest and search warrants.

The judge hasn't said when he'll rule on the media request.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20 shootings at a Denver-area movie theater.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Holmes' behalf. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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