Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes case judge's estimate for number of potential jurors to be called: 3,500

The decision earlier this month of 18th Judicial District Judge Carlos Samour allowing accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes to plead not guilty by reason of insanity keeps the case moving forward -- and it's sure to be one of the most massive prosecutions in the State of Colorado's history. How big? An indication comes in a newly released document from Judge Samour -- one of two on view below. In it, Samour estimates that the number of potential jurors who'll receive summonses in the matter could reach 3,500.
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