Prosecutors get Holmes' mental health records

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 1:35 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have received defendant James Holmes' mental health records from the state hospital and a university he attended.

The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, were turned over at a hearing Monday.

Prosecutors are entitled to the records because Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and attempted-murder charges.

He's accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 in a July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes was treated by a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, Denver and underwent a sanity evaluation at the state hospital.

At Monday's hearing, the judge said he would seat 12 alternate jurors as well as the regular 12-member jury.

He also said he will issue 6,000 jury summonses, up from 5,000 originally planned.

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