Evidence Hearings Begin In Theater Shooting Case
KREX News Room
The Associated Press
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings case have received mental health records on James Holmes from the state hospital and a university he attended.
The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, were turned over at a court hearing on Monday.
The next two weeks of hearings are determining what evidence prosecutors can use against Holmes.
Some of the evidence in dispute comes from two dating websites, where Holmes set up accounts before the shootings.
Prosecutors say in his website profiles, Holmes asked, "Will you visit me in prison?" Officials say they plan to use that to show Holmes knew the shootings were wrong, undercutting his insanity plea.
James Holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70, during an attack on an Aurora movie theater in July of 2012.