Theater shooting suspect James Holmes' attorneys try to suppress interviews

3:17 PM, Nov 8, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case is limiting the use of the some of the statements suspect James Holmes made after his arrest.

In a ruling Friday, Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour said statements Holmes made after he had been read his rights and requested an attorney can't be used against him. However, he said the statements were voluntarily made, so prosecutors can bring them up if they're needed to resolve conflicting testimony during his trial next year.

he statements were redacted so it's not known how significant they are to the case.

The prosecution says they took statements from Holmes because they were dealing with an active shooter situation. This is relevant because in an active shooter situation, police are trained to assume if there is one shooter, that there is a second. They talked to Holmes hoping they could find out if there was a second shooter. During that time, they also found out that Holmes' home was booby-trapped with explosive devices.

The ruling comes a day after the judge sided with prosecutors in allowing the use of records from two dating websites in which Holmes asked, "Will you visit me in prison?"

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)

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