Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Largest jury pool in US history gathered as Colo. movie gunman James Holmes' trial begins   By , ,    Published January 20, 2015

The first wave of a 9,000-member jury pool - the largest in U.S. history - appeared in a Colorado courtroom Tuesday as the trial of James Holmes, who is accused of murdering 12 and injuring seven in a 2012 attack at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, got underway more than two-and-a-half years after the attack that stunned the nation.
Holmes, who wore a blue blazer, striped shirt and khaki slacks and appeared better groomed than in appearances shortly after the attack, sat attentively as the first batch of prospective jurors went through the screening process. An historic number of juror summonses - some 9,000 - were sent for the trial of James Eagan Holmes. In court filings, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. has indicated he set such a large number for the pool of potential jurors because it is a high profile, death penalty case. 

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