Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes case: Judge gives trial go-ahead, defense wants more time to enter plea

A judge has ruled that there's enough evidence to try alleged Aurora theater shooter James Holmes for murder.

Holmes is accused of killing twelve people and injuring seventy others by opening fire at the Century 16 theater on July 20. He'll be back in court Friday at 9 a.m. for a hearing, at which time his defense attorneys are expected to ask for more time to enter a plea.

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