JULY 23, 2012 - James Holmes, accused in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting that killed 12 people and injured 58 others, makes his first court appearance.
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are battling over what evidence can be admitted during James Holmes' trial -- aiming to build up or tear down the case that he was insane.
The latest evidence in dispute is a set of statements Holmes made to investigators trying to figure out how to disable the elaborate array of explosives found in his apartment after the attack.
At a pretrial hearing Thursday, prosecutors presented testimony aimed at showing that authorities had to question Holmes even though the lawyer he had requested wasn't there.
Lt. Thomas Wilkes said the explosives were so dangerous that authorities considered detonating them and blowing up the whole building, rather than send a technician in.
Holmes' lawyers want his statements thrown out.
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