BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY

Nearly six months after the shooting at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, suspect James Holmes is headed back to court. Good Morning America brings us up to speed.

Prosecutors, for the first time, will outline their evidence against James Holmes as they try to convince the judge that he should stand trial. His lawyers claim Holmes is mentally ill.”

This preliminary hearing will be the first step toward a trial, which is exactly what the prosecution wants. An attorney on CNN’s Early Start explains what the hearing may look like.

“It's basically like a mini trial or coming attractions so to speak of what the trial will entail. … So it will take about a week and rules of evidence don't apply, although there’s some objections lodged by the defense to hearsay”

Although evidence is not needed in a preliminary hearing, the prosecution is expected to release plenty of it. WCAU tells us about what may be revealed in the courtroom during the next few days.

“During the week-long proceedings, the judge is expected to hear 911 calls, see snip-its from hours of video and listen to witnesses including police officers and victims.”

A number of survivors are expected to be in attendance this week. Sky News writes about what they can expect.

“Survivors and relatives … have been warned to expect to hear harrowing details. Video recorded inside the cinema on the night is expected to be shown. A gagging order put in place by the judge means little is known about the evidence against Holmes.”

This gathering is expected to renew painful memories for those close to the victims. The Los Angeles Times writes — rather than healing …

… the preliminary hearing will widen wounds far from healed, not only for family members but for the entire community.”

James Holmes Preliminary Hearing Begins

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Jan 7, 2013

James Holmes Preliminary Hearing Begins

BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY

Nearly six months after the shooting at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, suspect James Holmes is headed back to court. Good Morning America brings us up to speed.

Prosecutors, for the first time, will outline their evidence against James Holmes as they try to convince the judge that he should stand trial. His lawyers claim Holmes is mentally ill.”

This preliminary hearing will be the first step toward a trial, which is exactly what the prosecution wants. An attorney on CNN’s Early Start explains what the hearing may look like.

“It's basically like a mini trial or coming attractions so to speak of what the trial will entail. … So it will take about a week and rules of evidence don't apply, although there’s some objections lodged by the defense to hearsay”

Although evidence is not needed in a preliminary hearing, the prosecution is expected to release plenty of it. WCAU tells us about what may be revealed in the courtroom during the next few days.

“During the week-long proceedings, the judge is expected to hear 911 calls, see snip-its from hours of video and listen to witnesses including police officers and victims.”

A number of survivors are expected to be in attendance this week. Sky News writes about what they can expect.

“Survivors and relatives … have been warned to expect to hear harrowing details. Video recorded inside the cinema on the night is expected to be shown. A gagging order put in place by the judge means little is known about the evidence against Holmes.”

This gathering is expected to renew painful memories for those close to the victims. The Los Angeles Times writes — rather than healing …

… the preliminary hearing will widen wounds far from healed, not only for family members but for the entire community.”

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