Holmes’ lawyers don’t want cameras in courtroom
DENVER — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes don’t want the judge to allow cameras in the courtroom when Holmes enters his plea in March.
In a filing made public Monday, Homes’ attorneys said allowing cameras would violate Holmes’ rights to due process, a fair trial and an impartial jury and to be presumed innocent.
Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in the July 20 shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater. Twelve people were killed and 70 were injured.
Holmes is scheduled to enter a plea during an arraignment hearing on March 12. Arraignments and initial appearances are the only pretrial hearings in which cameras are allowed in courtrooms under Colorado law.
Cameras were allowed in court during his July 23 initial appearance.