Colorado judge bans cameras in hearing when shooting suspect charged

Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:42pm EDT

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes (L) sits with public defender Tamara Brady during his first court appearance in Aurora, Colorado, July 23, 2012. REUTERS/RJ Sangosti/Pool

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes (L) sits with public defender Tamara Brady during his first court appearance in Aurora, Colorado, July 23, 2012.

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(Reuters) - The judge in the case of the man accused of Friday's shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater on Tuesday ruled that no cameras or electronic recording equipment will be allowed at next week's hearing when formal charges will be filed.

Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester issued the written ruling in response to a request by Denver-area media for expanded media coverage of the July 30 hearing for James Holmes.

The public defenders appointed as Holmes' defense attorneys had objected to the request, according to court papers. Monday's initial appearance for Holmes had been televised over the objection of his attorneys.

Holmes will be charged formally on July 30.

(Reporting by Dan Burns; Editing by Jackie Frank, Gary Crosse)

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