Trial for Aurora Shooter James Holmes Could Last Eight Months, Judge Says

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In July of this year, attorneys for James Holmes admitted their client committed the mass shooting, claiming he was "in the throes of a psychotic episode."

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, months after prosecutors rejected his offer of a guilty plea in exchange for life in prison instead of the death penalty.

"It's a shame that this trial will have to last so long," Silverman said. "This will be just one more terrible thing that the victims and the families will have to endure."

Holmes' trial is scheduled to begin in February.

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