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Oct 7, 2013 3:37 PM by Associated Press

Prosecutors get Holmes' mental health records

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have received defendant James Holmes' mental health records from the state hospital and a university he attended.

The records, sealed in six manila envelopes, were turned over at a hearing Monday.

Prosecutors are entitled to the records because Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and attempted-murder charges.

He's accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 in a July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Holmes was treated by a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, Denver and underwent a sanity evaluation at the state hospital.

At Monday's hearing, the judge said he would seat 12 alternate jurors as well as the regular 12-member jury.

He also said he will issue 6,000 jury summonses, up from 5,000 originally planned.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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