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Jury selection in Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial will be open to media
Jury selection in Aurora, Colo., theater shooting trial will be open to media

When James E. Holmes gets his day in court, the media - and the public - will get to watch. On Wednesday, the judge handling the criminal trial in the 2012 Aurora, Colo., theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 others wounded denied the prosecution's and defense's requests to close jury selection to the media. Both sides had expressed concern that intense news coverage of the case, expected to be one of the highest-profile trials in Colorado history, would make it difficult for suspected killer Holmes, 26, to get an impartial jury. But jury selection is typically open to the public, and the media successfully objected to proposals to close part or all of...

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