The trial is set for February 2014
(NEWSER) – Prosecutors in the Aurora shooting case are seeking the death penalty for James Holmes, they announced in court today, according to the AP. The decision isn't entirely a surprise; District Attorney George Brauchler has a death penalty lawyer on his team, and he had already essentially nixed a defense offer of a guilty plea in exchange for dropping the possibility of execution.
Also today, officials will announce whether Fox News reporter Jana Winter will be required to testify about her sources following a story that broke the case's gag order.
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