New technology could help jurors picture theater shooting scene

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A Canadian company has created software that may be used to help both prosecution and defense teams in the criminal trial of James Holmes.

"It's powerful new technology that is being used in high profile trials right now," said Mike Kennedy, the company's CEO.

The software uses laser scanning technology which scans evidence in a room and then converts the information to a 3D image to help tell the jury a story.

Former prosecutor Karen Steinhauser says the technology would have helped her try complex homicide cases.

"This (kind of technology) may help a jury understand a suspects frame of mind," Steinhauser said.

She also concedes the technology could be too prejudicial for a judge to admit it.

"The judge will weight the evidentiary value of the simulation versus the prejudicial impact (to the jury)."

The manufacturer ARAS360,  provided a simulation of what the Aurora theater shooting may have looked like to FOX31 Denver, but they say they are not privy to the facts of the case.