Theater shooting prosecutors object to requested trial delay

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Posted: Jan 09, 2015 5:06 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking the judge to reject the latest defense request to delay the trial that's scheduled to start Jan. 20.

Prosecutors said in a filing Friday that the defense hasn't cited an adequate reason for a delay.

Jury selection is set to start in less than two weeks for James Holmes' trial on multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack at a Denver-area movie theater.

Defense attorneys repeated their plea for more time Thursday, saying they have more documents to review. The judge hasn't said when he will rule.