Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Colorado Theater Shooting Suspect

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM CST

(NBC News) According to a report from NBC News, a judge entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday for James Holmes, the man accused of massacring 12 people at a Batman movie last summer, and scheduled a one-month trial beginning in August.

According to the NBC News report:

Judge William Sylvester of Colorado circuit court entered the plea after lawyers for Holmes said they were not ready to plead. The judge left the door open for lawyers to mount an insanity defense later.

The judge set an Aug. 5 trial date. Prosecutors will announce by April 1 whether they will seek the death penalty.

Twelve people were killed and 70 injured in the July 20, 2012, shooting rampage at a midnight screening of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. Holmes surrendered to police within minutes of the attack.

Read the NBC News report HERE.

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