James Holmes Expected at Hearing over Unsealing Court Documents


0  Updated at 6:39 am, August 9th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — James Holmes, the man accused of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., last month, is expected to be in court Thursday for a hearing to address the media’s motion to unseal court documents and make them public.  

The judge will also decide whether to reduce a gag order that prohibits the University of Colorado, police and attorneys from making comments on the case.

Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others when he allegedly opened fire in a crowded theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20. 

On July 30, he was charged with 142 criminal counts, including 24 counts of first degree murder and 116 counts of attempted first degree murder.

In addition to discussing the court file and gag order on Thursday, attorneys for both the prosecution and defense “can bring up anything else related to the case,” a court administrator told ABC News.

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