CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – There was a bizarre scene on Tuesday morning in Arapahoe County Court as the jury selection continues in the Aurora theater shooting trial.
A woman answered her summonses with a child. She said the child is one of two children she babysits.
The woman told the court the child has not been immunized for measles and couldn’t go to day care.
She asked to be excused but was rescheduled for another day. That’s when she fell to knees, crying and pulling chunks of her hair out.
At that point she was released from jury.
She was one of 66 potential jurors who were released on Tuesday morning.
A prosecutor wanted to know if other prospective jurors had seen what had happened. It was determined they had not.
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Tuesday’s incident came after two other prospective jurors previously showed up intoxicated. Another one was high and at least one person had to leave in an ambulance violently ill. Despite all the incidents, the jury selection process is moving more quickly than expected and individual questioning should begin next week.
James Holmes is charged with shooting and killing 12 people and injuring 70 more at a movie theater in Aurora in July 2012.