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Expert: Holmes jury pool among largest ever in US

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 27 2013 12:51:16 PM CDT
Movie theater James Holmes

July 20: Authorities say James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a shooting rampage at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo.

DENVER (AP) -

A trial expert says the 5,000 people expected to get a jury summons in the Colorado theater shooting trial would be among the highest number ever in the nation.

The Denver Post reported Thursday that jury-selection consultant Jeffrey Frederick says the projected number of potential jurors is the highest he could recall.
    
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. has said that about 3,500 people would likely respond.
    
James Holmes is scheduled to go on trial in February for the July shootings at an Aurora movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 70.
    
Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
    
Defense attorneys have said they'll try to move the trial from Centennial, another Denver suburb.

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