Jun 27, 2013 12:34 PM by Kate Richards
DENVER (AP) - A trial expert says the 5,000 people expected to get jury summonses in the Colorado theater shootings would be among the highest number ever in the nation.
The Denver Post reported that jury-selection consultant Jeffrey Frederick says the projected number of potential jurors is the highest he could recall.
Judge Carlos Samour Jr. has said he expects 5,000 jury summonses to be issued and about 3,500 people to respond.
James Holmes is scheduled to go on trial in February for the July shootings at a Denver-area movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 70.
Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Defense attorneys have said they'll seek a change of venue.