Accused Aurora theater shooter in court again Wednesday

Posted on: 7:33 am, January 2, 2013, by

A sketch of James Holmes at a court proceeding on Sept. 20, 2012. (Sketch: Chris Mosher)

A sketch of James Holmes at a court proceeding on Sept. 20, 2012. (Sketch: Chris Mosher)

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A pretrial hearing for James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 and wounded 58 others at an Aurora movie theater in July, is scheduled for Jan. 7.

On Wednesday, the court will determine if both the prosecution and defense are ready for that pretrial hearing. That’s when law enforcement and medical professionals are expected to take the stand.

Massive preparations have been necessary in this case, with attorneys saying they’ve shared more than 30,000 pages of discovery and around 400 CDs or DVDs with information.

The defense is going over documents and has requested list of witnesses.

Evidence will be presented that will help determine whether Holmes should stand trial on each of the 166 counts he faces. Those charges include murder and attempted murder.

The Arapahoe County district attorney`s office has tried to prepare loved ones of the victims who are planning to attended the hearing by warning them that the details presented could be extremely difficult to process.