Aurora theater shooting trial moving more quickly than expected

Aurora Theater Shooting
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The sixth week of the Aurora theater shooting trial ended Friday. Defense attorneys spent several hours cross-examining a key prosecution witness.

Court-appointed psychiatrist Dr. William Reid held firm to his findings that the shooter was mentally ill but legally sane when he shot and killed and wounded people in the Century 16 theaters in Aurora.

The defense argues James Holmes was legally insane.

Also Friday, lawyers for both sides said the trial is moving faster than they originally anticipated. The prosecution will wrap up its case in two weeks. Defense attorneys say they should be able to finish two weeks after that.

The shooter pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and faces the possibility of the death penalty.

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