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Jury selection continues in Colorado theater shooting case with questions about death penalty


CENTENNIAL, Colorado — Jury selection in the Colorado theater shooting trial is continuing with attorneys asking prospective jurors about their views on the death penalty and mental illness.

As of Tuesday, Judge Carlos Samour had asked 47 potential jurors to return for more questioning. He hopes to have 120 from which to choose 12 jurors and 12 alternates.

Those selected will decide if James Holmes was legally insane during the 2012 attack that left 12 dead and 70 injured. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

On Tuesday, Samour dismissed a woman who said she could never impose the death penalty and a clairvoyant, out of concern that she would apply her skills during testimony.

A nurse, a data analyst and a woman who has a friend who knew some of the victims were asked to return.

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