CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A judge on Friday delayed the arraignment of James E. Holmes to March after the defense in the Colorado movie theater massacre case said it needed more time to prepare a plea.
During a 15-minute proceeding, Judge William Sylvester set March 12 for the arraignment of Holmes on 166 criminal counts in connection with the July 20 attack on a movie theater in Aurora. Twelve people were killed and at least 70 wounded.
After three days of evidence this week, Sylvester on Thursday night ruled the prosecution had established probable cause to hold a trial of Holmes, 25. The judge had set Friday for a status hearing and possible arraignment.