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Hearing May Be 'Mini-Trial' In Theater Shootings
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings is returning to court for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families get to see.
James Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 by opening fire in a theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora last July.
A week long preliminary hearing for Holmes starts Monday. Prosecutors will outline their case against Holmes, making it the first official public disclosure of their evidence.
The judge will then determine whether to send the case to trial.
Legal analysts say the evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement that would rule out the death penalty.
He faces multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.
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Posted: Monday, January 7 2013, 07:25 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma governor establishes disaster relief fund
May 21, 2013 20:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has established a disaster relief fund to help with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of tornados that have ravaged central Oklahoma in recent days.
Fallin said Tuesday she established the OK Disaster Relief Fund in conjunction with the United Way of Central Oklahoma. The fund is designed to help victims of a tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people, and another that struck Shawnee on Sunday and left two people dead.
Fallin says Oklahomans are grateful for the global outpouring of support following the devastating tornadoes. She says the support will help meet many of the short-term needs of victims. But the governor says victims also face long-term challenges that the new disaster relief fund will help meet.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.