Judge Gives Holmes’ Lawyers More Time To Respond

CBS Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – The judge in the Colorado theater shootings has given the defense until April 29 to respond to his proposed list of cautions that suspect James Holmes would have to sign before Holmes could change his not guilty plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Judge Carlos Samour Jr. last week set a Wednesday deadline. On Monday, Samour gave the defense the additional time, noting that prosecutors didn’t object.

Holmes is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in the July shootings, which killed 12 and left 70 injured.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes would have to sign a list of cautions if he wanted to plead insanity or if he wanted to enter a standard plea of not guilty but still introduce expert testimony about his mental condition.

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