‘Dark Knight’ Shooter James Holmes Asks For Change Of Venue in Aurora Shooting Trial, Highlight Hollywood News

Lawyers for the man accused of murdering 12 people in a Colorado movie theater in 2012 have requested that his trial, scheduled for October in Arapahoe County, be moved to a more neutral location.
When James Holmes was arrested for a shooting rampage during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, the story drew hundreds of media outlets to Aurora, Colo. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the massacre that left 12 people dead and injured 58 more.
In a motion for venue change filed on Monday, his lawyers argue that media coverage has tainted the potential jury pool against their client. In the motion, attorneys called pretrial news coverage “at best consistent and comprehensive, but at worst, incessant and unrelenting.”
At issue is whether a jury will believe Holmes’s assertion that he is mentally ill.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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