Aurora Colorado Shooting

James Holmes Defense Team Declines to Make Case in Pre-Trial Hearing

Lawyer said it wasn't the place or the time


Defense lawyers declined to present any evidence or call any witnesses on Wednesday in the preliminary hearing for a former graduate student charged with shooting 12 people to death and wounding 58 others in a Colorado movie theater last summer.

Daniel King, leading the defense team for the accused gunman, James Holmes, told the judge after the prosecution had rested that he had decided this week's proceeding was "not the proper venue or time to put on a show or a truncated defense."