Chancellor shares thoughts, approach on upcoming James Holmes trial

Elliman: Integrity of trial must be protected
By Staff
Chancellor Elliman

Chancellor Don Elliman

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor Don Elliman on Wednesday shared with the campus community some of the challenges the campus will face related to the upcoming trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

Jury selection for the trial, which is expected to start in the summer and last several months, begins next week.

Holmes was a graduate student at CU but withdrew from the university several weeks before the shootings. While the university is not a party to the trial, several dozen CU faculty, staff and students are expected to testify.

“Our highest duty is protect the integrity of the trial and not take any action that would adversely affect the pursuit of justice,” Elliman wrote. His complete communication is available here.


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