James Holmes’ attorneys are getting more time to prepare for a critical hearing.
The hearing to determine whether Holmes will stand trial for allegedly opening fire and killing 12 people in a crowded Colorado movie theater will now take place the week of January 7.
The hearing was originally set for November, but on Thursday, Judge William Sylvester set the preliminary hearing for the new date. The judge also set a backup date in case there are further delays. If the hearing doesn’t happen in January, it will move to the week of Feb. 4.
Holmes is facing more than 150 criminal charges, including 24 counts of first-degree murder. The shooting in July left 12 people dead and 58 others wounded.
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