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Attorneys in Holmes case to discuss jury selection

By The Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Attorneys in the Colorado theatre shooting case are returning to court to discuss the logistics of jury selection.

A hearing on Thursday will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire.

The public will be barred from the courtroom during the discussion of the questionnaire. The other part of the hearing will be open.

James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Jury selection is scheduled to start in October, and the judge has said it could take up to three months. About 5,000 potential jurors will get a summons, and the judge expects 3,200 to 3,500 to respond.

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