Aurora theater shooting trial opening statements date set

<p>(Photo: AP/The Denver Post, Andy Cross)</p>
<p>Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo on June 4, 2013.</p>
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.

Opening statements in People v Holmes is docketed for Monday, April 27 #theatershooting

@CPRMarkus Time TBD. I will send a media alert with details as we approach.

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.