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James Holmes Update: Prosecutors want to see Aurora shooting suspect's mental health records

File-This June 4,2013 file photo shows Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is scheduled Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at a hearing where the judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case will reconsider the timing of the trial and other proceedings. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool,File) Andy Cross

James Holmes in court in Centennial, Colo., June 4, 2013.
AP, file/Andy Cross

(CBS/AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes is returning to court, and lawyers will likely argue over which of Holmes' mental health records should be turned over to prosecutors.

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A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial.

Holmes underwent a sanity evaluation this summer. Prosecutors have asked to see extensive records from the evaluation, as well as Holmes' mental health records from the University of Colorado-Denver, where he was a student. But defense lawyers say prosecutors aren't entitled to all the records they're seeking.

Defense attorneys have also asked the judge not to make documents in the case public, saying such easy access to them could influence potential jurors.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. He is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater in July 2012.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


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