James Holmes hearing: "Rot in hell, Holmes" outburst prompts judge to reconvene hearing
The next hearing related to the case will take place on February 4. The subject will be the subpoena targeting a Fox News journalist who unveiled information about a notebook found after the shootings. Fox News reported that among other things, the notebook contained what appeared to be sketches related to the subsequent attack on the theater.
Also scheduled was the aforementioned March arraignment -- and Sylvester reserved the entire week beginning on Tuesday, March 12, for any motions that may precede it. Those may include questions about cameras in the courtroom. The defense had objected to cameras at today's hearing, but the prospect of them being allowed at the future hearing was not addressed.
Photo by Melanie Asmar George Brauchler addresses the media.
Once the hearing ended for a final time, new 18th Judicial District DA George Brauchler made a brief statement to the assembled media and a man holding a giant sign reading "Fully Informed Jury Association" who protested before and afterward. (He did not appear to be associated with the theater shooting case.) Brauchler explained why he could not offer a detailed response or answer questions about the preliminary hearing or the events of today, saying, "I want to protect the interests of all involved in this case."
More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "Photos: The twelve Aurora theater shooting victims (16-27)."