Posted: Jan 6, 2013 5:15 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings is returning to court for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families get to see.
James Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 by opening fire in a theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora last July.
A weeklong preliminary hearing for Holmes starts Monday. Prosecutors will outline their case against Holmes, making it the first official public disclosure of their evidence.
The judge will then determine whether to send the case to trial.
Legal analysts say the evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement that would rule out the death penalty.
He faces multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the KZTV 10 News Desk at 361-883-7070 x151 or send us an email.
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KZTV10.COM Mobile Website
Get KZTV10.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KZTV10.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|10 News Team
Read about your favorite KZTV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more