Aurora Theater Shooting

Asking Aurora Victims to Control Emotions When Testifying is "Insulting," Prosecutors Say

Update: Prosecutors in the James Holmes case say it's "unprecedented," "insulting" and "unnecessary" for the judge to tell victims of the Aurora theater shooting to control their emotions while testifying at the trial of James Holmes, the accused gunman. Holmes's defense attorneys filed a motion last week asking Judge Carlos Samour to do just that.

Continue to read more about Holmes's original motion and prosecutors' response.

See also: James Holmes Trial Can Be Televised, Judge Rules, But No TV Cameras in Courtroom

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