Oct 23, 12:08 PM EDT

Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

But prosecutors said in a court filing released Thursday that they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims don't want the trial postponed any longer.

James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack on a Denver-area theater. The trial was set for Dec. 8. Defense attorneys say they need more time to review a second sanity evaluation of Holmes that included 22 hours of interviews.

A judge hasn't ruled on whether the trial will be postponed.

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