Aurora Colorado Shooting

Aurora Shooting Lawyers Spar over Media Leaks

Defense says right to fair trial in jeopardy


Prosecutors and attorneys defending accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes return to court on Thursday to spar over leaks to the news media, and the status of a hearing that could provide details of the massacre.

Arapahoe County District Court Judge William Sylvester will hear the two issues in the latest of a series of pre-trial proceedings in the sensational murder case.

Holmes, a 24-year-old former neuroscience graduate student, is accused of opening fire inside a suburban Denver movie theater during a midnight screening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises' on July 20.