Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are asking the judge to let them file more motions now that they have received Holmes' sanity evaluation from the state mental hospital.
Deadlines for filing pretrial motions have passed. But in a request made public Thursday, defense lawyers said they want to raise unspecified legal issues stemming from the sanity report.
Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. He's accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a suburban Denver theater in July 2012.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Separately, defense lawyers asked the judge to stop court officials from posting documents in the case online. They say such easy public access to the documents could influence potential jurors.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.