CENTENNIAL - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are hinting they might not be ready for the trial scheduled to start in February.
Holmes' lawyers asked the judge Monday to give them more time to file motions and to set deadlines for prosecutors to turn over a list of witnesses they plan to call. Prosecutors say they don't know how many of the potential 4,000 witnesses they'll actually call.
Prosecutors have asked to see extensive records from Holmes' mental evaluation, as well as Holmes' mental health records from the University of Colorado-Denver, where he was a student.
Defense lawyers say prosecutors aren't entitled to all the records they're seeking.
The judge in the case plans to rule on the mental-health documents from the University of Colorado as well as the mental evaluation from the Mental Health Institute at Pueblo by Monday.
The defense team also said Monday they plan to file a "handful" of additional motions in the case. The judge will rule later on this request.
Holmes appeared in court clean-shaven and with his hair neatly combed back, a marked change from previous appearances when his beard and hair were long and unruly. He sat quietly and said nothing during the hearing.
Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a suburban Denver movie theater in July 2012.
He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Holmes underwent a sanity evaluation this summer.
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