The Colorado shooter’s arraignment has been delayed

The judge presiding over James Holmes case, the gunman who opened fire in a Colorado movie theatre, has agreed to delay arraignment — a formal reading of charges by the court and, oftentimes, the entering of a plea by the defendant — in the case to allow defense attorneys more time to review over 30k pages of evidence as well as hundreds of videos.

The arraignment was scheduled for Friday after Judge William Sylvester ruled Thursday that prosecutors had provided sufficient evidence in the preliminary hearing for the case to proceed to trial. The judge raised concerns with Holmes’ case being appeal if he moved too quickly with the arraignment.

Holmes is charged with 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in the July 20 shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater that left 12 people dead and scores injured.

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