Aurora theater shooting trial opening statements date set

Photo: James Holmes and defense attorney at arraignment
In this March 12, 2013 file photo, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court in Centennial, Colo. for his arraignment.

Opening statements are set for Monday, April 27, in the trial of the Colorado man accused of a 2012 movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured.

Rob McCallum, a spokesman for the Colorado Judicial Department, told the Denver Post that he has no further information on the timing of the trial of James Holmes.

Lawyers for James Holmes yesterday again asked for change of venue. The defense says most prospective jurors already believe defendant Holmes is guilty. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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