Prosecutors in Colorado Theater Shooting Case List 3,500 Potential Witnesses

Seeking the death penalty for James Holmes


CENTENNIAL, Colo. –  Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have listed in court documents about 3,500 potential witnesses they could call during the trial of defendant James Holmes.

The estimate was in a motion filed Tuesday. None of the witnesses have been publicly identified.

Lawyers also say nearly 40,000 pages of documents about evidence have been filed.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the July 20 shooting at an Aurora movie theater. He's charged with multiple counts of murder and first-degree murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.