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Holmes lawyers accuse prosecutors of interfering

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 29 2013 06:15:33 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 -

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are accusing prosecutors of interfering with the defense investigation of the case.

In motions filed Monday, defense lawyers also accused prosecutors of waiting nearly a year before turning over huge volumes of reports from the FBI.
    
Defense lawyers says the delay will make it impossible for them to be ready for trial by Feb. 3, the starting date set by the judge.
    
Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a suburban Denver theater in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
    
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
    
They declined comment on the defense claims, citing a gag order.

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