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Holmes’ lawyers want more time to file motions

DENVER — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say they can’t meet one of the judge’s deadlines for pretrial motions.

The attorneys told the judge Friday they will need two weeks beyond the Aug. 16 deadline to file all their motions pertaining to the death penalty.

They also say they might file other motions after they see the report on Holmes’ sanity evaluation. Holmes is expected to get the evaluation this summer, but officials refuse to say whether it’s underway.

The judge didn’t immediately respond to the notice.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say he killed 12 people and injured 70 in a suburban Denver movie theater in July 2012.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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