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Aurora theater mass shooter James Holmes appears in court, in Centennial, Colo., in this June 4, 2013, file photo. Holmes was convicted on July 16, 2015. Even if Holmes is sentenced to death, he could spend much of the rest of his life in prison awaiting execution. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, file)

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James Holmes has been found guilty on all 12 first-degree murder counts in the 2012 shootings that killed 12 and wounded 70 at a midnight premiere of the Batman movie "The Dark Night Rises" at a theater in Aurora, Colorado. (Associated Press)

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James Holmes has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2012 shootings that killed 12 and wounded 70 during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie "The Dark Night Rises" at a theater in Aurora, Colorado. (Associated Press)

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In this July 23, 2012, file photo, James Holmes, who is charged with killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 70 more in a shooting spree in a crowded theatre in Aurora, Colo., in July 2012, sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. (RJ Sangosti, Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)

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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2015, file photo shows the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where the trial of Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes is currently taking place at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Defense attorneys have urged jurors not to let emotions sway them, but with weeks of harrowing testimony still to come, experts say James Holmes’ lawyers will have a difficult time convincing jurors to put sympathy behind them as they decide whether he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in July 2012. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, Pool, File)

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In this image taken from Colorado Judicial Department video, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, left rear in light-colored shirt, watches during testimony by witness Derick Spruel, upper right, on the second day of his trial in Centennial, Colo., Monday, April 27, 2015. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool, File)

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A law enforcement officer keeps watch outside the Arapahoe County Justice Center on the second day of the trial of Aurora movie theater massacre defendant James Holmes, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The trial will determine if Holmes will be executed, spend his life in prison or be committed to an institution. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Television journalists are directed by an official to return to a nearby area reserved for media, outside the Arapahoe County Justice Center, on the first day of the trial of James Holmes, in Centennial, Colo., Monday, April 27, 2015. Holmes acknowledges killing 12 people and wounding 70 more inside a packed movie theater on July 20, 2012, but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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James Holmes sits in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo., in this July 23, 2012, file photo. Holmes faces trial starting on April 27, 2015, in the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool via AP, file)

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FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others in the suburban Denver movie theater in 2012, and faces a possible death penalty sentence if convicted. Jury selection in the trial of Aurora theater shooting defendant James Holmes is proceeding, and even as an unprecedented 9,000 prospective jurors were summoned for questioning, jury duty won't be easy for those picked. Jury selection alone could last until June, and the trial could run into October. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)

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A security officer keeps watch from the roof of the Arapahoe County Justice Center, in Centennial, Colorado Tuesday, The jury selection process in the trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes began Tuesday, and may take months. (Associated Press)

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Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes sits in court in Centennial, Colo., in this June 4, 2013, file photo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool, File)

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Defense attorney for James Holmes, Daniel King, leaves the courtroom at the Arapahoe County Justice Center after a motion hearing involving particular procedures during jury selection at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Jury selection is scheduled to start in October, and the judge has said it could take up to three months. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool)

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Daniel King, defense attorney for James Holmes, arrives at the Arapahoe County Justice Center for a hearing on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Centennial, Colo. The hearing will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Jury selection is scheduled to start in October, and the judge has said it could take up to three months. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool)

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Daniel King, defense attorney for James Holmes, arrives at the Arapahoe County Justice Center for a hearing on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Centennial, Colo. The hearing will focus on how prospective jurors should be interviewed and what they should be asked in a written questionnaire. James Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Jury selection is scheduled to start in October, and the judge has said it could take up to three months. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Andy Cross, Pool)