US judge pleads not guilty on behalf of accused shooter

US judge pleads not guilty on behalf of accused shooter

A US judge has pleaded not guilty on behalf of James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting massacre at a cinema in Colorado last year.

The 25 year old’s lawyers say they are not ready to enter a plea, forcing judge William Sylvester to enter the plea on his behalf, and set a date in August for him to stand trial.

Judge Sylvester says Holmes’ lawyers can still enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity at a later date.

A pre-trial hearing will take place on April 1st to decide whether the state will seek the death penalty, before his trial begins on August 5, expected to last four to six weeks.

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