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Judge William Blair Sylvester Said James Holmes Should Face Trial On Thursday, January 10, 2013, Arapahoe County District Judge William Blair Sylvester believes probable cause occurred when James Holmes decided to shoot people inside an Aurora movie theater.

April 1, 2013. Judge William Sylvester said he has reassigned the Holmes case to Carlos A. Samour, Jr. Sylvester cited "logistical demands" and the "enormous consumption of resources" of a death penalty case and his duties as the chief judge for the judicial district. Prosecutors will seek death against James Holmes.

Judge Sylvester allows media coverage without audio

Honorable Judge Sylvester is an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in 1973 and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1976. He previously was a frequent trainer on the national level for the National College of District Attorneys and lectured for the Colorado District Attorney’s Council. He is very involved in children’s issues and currently hears primarily a

Tamara Brady Defense Attorney. In 2006, Brady represented Jose Luis Rubi-Nava, a Colorado man who was accused of dragging his girlfriend by the neck behind a car using a tow strap. Luis Rubi-Nava pleaded guilty to the charges to avoid a possible death penalty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. During the trial, Brady sought to have him declared mentally disabled, which would have taken the death penalty off the table. A judge ruled against them, and he took a plea deal…

Judge allows Aurora theater shooting victims to watch trial