COMING UP: CBS4 Investigates Donations Diverted, Tonight on CBS4 at 10 (Watch Preview)

Holmes’ Attorneys Get Hearing Over Mug Shot

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for James Holmes, the man accused of the Aurora theater shootings, claim that the release of a mug shot of Holmes to the news media violates a judge’s gag order in the case.

In documents released Wednesday, defense attorneys said the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department released the photo on Sept. 20. It shows Holmes with a haircut, in stark contrast to the wild orange-red hair Holmes had when he was arrested after the July 20 shootings.

Holmes’ attorneys say the mug shot affects his prospects for a fair trial and want to know how it was released. Judge William B. Sylvester set a hearing on the complaint for Oct. 11.

Holmes faces multiple counts of first-degree murder in the shooting that killed 12 people and wounded 58.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Denver

Weather App
CBS4 Hiking Weather Forecast Page

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia