Colorado jury asked about Louisiana movie attack
CENTENNIAL - Jurors deciding whether Colorado theater shooter James Holmes should be sentenced to death or life in prison are being questioned about whether the deadly theater shooting last week in Louisiana might influence them.
Holmes' lawyers asked Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. on Monday to poll jurors about whether they had seen or read anything about the shooting that killed two and wounded nine others. Twelve jurors raised their hands.
Samour then questioned them individually, asking how much they knew about Thursday's shooting and whether they had discussed it with anyone.
The defense is concerned that some jurors might want to punish Holmes for possibly inspiring a copycat shooting.
The same jurors deciding his fate convicted him of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack.