Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes Case: 9News on Why It Wants to Televise Aurora Theater Shooting Trial

Should the trial of Aurora theater shooting gunman James Holmes be televised?

Television station KUSA has asked the judge's permission to set up a single video camera in the courtroom during Holmes's trial, which is scheduled to begin December 8. KUSA would share the footage with six other television stations and one radio station. Holmes's attorneys object to the request, arguing that broadcasting the proceedings could intimidate witnesses, unduly influence jurors and mislead viewers.

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