Another 100 people released as jury selection for James Holmes’ trial continues

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge has released another 100 people from jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial as the difficult task of finding people to decide the fate of gunman James Holmes ended its third day.

An unprecedented 9,000 possible jurors were initially summoned, and it’s likely to take months to whittle that number down to 12 jurors and 12 alternates.

District Attorney George Brauchler on Thursday, January 22nd urged Judge Carlos Samour not to reveal why the judge released 88 jurors.

Brauchler warned against providing a roadmap that other people could use to get out of jury service.

Samour also released at least 12 other people, including a woman who feared the lengthy trial would aggravate her panic attacks.

Samour has released at least 120 potential jurors to date.

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