Prosecutors claim alleged gunman's defense misleading victims

In this photo provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, James Holmes poses for a booking photo September 20, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. Holmes is charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the July 20, shooting rampage at an opening night screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado. (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, James Holmes poses for a booking photo September 20, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. Holmes is charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the July 20, shooting rampage at an opening night screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado. (Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/01 3:25 pm

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case are accusing a representative of the defense team of misleading victims, trying to convince them to oppose the death penalty and offering to leak sensitive information to them.

In a document released Tuesday, prosecutors allege the defense sent "a wolf in sheep's clothing" to the victims, an apparent reference to a victim-outreach specialist working for defense lawyers.

The document is a response to an allegation by defense lawyers that prosecutors interfered with their investigation.

Both sides routinely decline to comment, citing a judge's gag order.

It's the latest round of pre-trial maneuvering in the case of James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 people in the 2012 attack. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.