Sealed evidence in James Holmes case to go public

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The gunman accused of killing at a dozen people and wounding 38 in Colorado at a midnight showing of the Batman film went to high school in San Diego. (7-23-2012)

The gunman accused of killing at a dozen people and wounding 38 in Colorado at a midnight showing of the Batman film went to high school in San Diego. (7-23-2012)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The first glimpse of the vast amounts of evidence in the case against James E. Holmes , suspected in the July 20 Aurora movie theater massacre , will be made public next week as a long-awaited preliminary hearing is set to get underway.

After more than five months of wrangling, the prosecution and defense on Wednesday said they were ready to proceed on Monday to the next step in the case against Holmes, accused in the mass shooting that killed 12 and injured at least 70.

The preliminary hearing, which is expected to last most of next week and draw hundreds of spectators, witnesses, victims and members of the media, will determine if there is enough evidence against Holmes to try him on 166 counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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