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Family members and victims line up to get into court for a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect james Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts, including murder and attempted murder after a bloody rampage in a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Family members and victims line up to get into court for a preliminary hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect james Holmes at the courthouse in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts, including murder and attempted murder after a bloody rampage in a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado theater shooting

Yahoo News

Prospective jurors in the Colorado theater shooting case were being questioned Wednesday about their views on the death penalty and mental illness as the second phase of jury selection began.

In the months ahead, the judge and lawyers on both sides are expected to question hundreds of people who were not excused after filling out lengthy questionnaires.

The first person questioned — a woman who appeared to be in her 20s — expressed some reservations about the death penalty but said she could keep an open mind. She was asked to return for the next round of selection.

(AP)

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