LATEST NEWS
Top Stories
U.S.
World
Business
Technology
Sports
World Cup
Entertainment
Health
Politics
Offbeat
Weather
Advertisement


Sep 15, 2:19 PM EDT

Theater shootings judge: Fingerprint testimony OK

US Video

Buy AP Photo Reprints

DENVER (AP) -- The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rejected a defense motion to bar testimony about fingerprint analysis at James Holmes' trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

In a ruling released Monday, Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said fingerprint comparison was reliable and the prosecution's witnesses were credible.

Defense attorneys had questioned the reliability of fingerprint analysis and the lack of mandatory nationwide training standards.

Fingerprints aren't expected to play a significant role in the trial, scheduled to start Dec. 8, but defense attorneys appear to be trying to weaken any part of prosecutors' case they can.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack on a Denver-area movie theater. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Hourly News Summary
(AUDIO)
Video of the Day
The Day in Photos
PhotoWeek
SportsWeek
MULTIMEDIA
Mideast in Depth
Yucca Mountain
Obesity in America
Where The Towers Stood
Red Planet Rising
Wildfires
Advertisement
   

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Comments and questions