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Police also showed pictures of the theater they say Holmes took starting about a month before the shooting. The first one, taken on June 29, shows an exit door that looks like the one police say Holmes propped open the night of the shooting so he could re-enter the theater after getting weapons from his car.
Fyles testified that a witness saw a man with red hair walk toward the emergency door, apparently on the phone, and propped open the door.
Prosecutor Karen Pearson said Holmes picked the perfect venue for his alleged crime.
"He didn't care who he killed or how many he killed, because he wanted to kill all of them," she said.
Defense attorneys had won unusual permission to call two witnesses during the hearing but changed their minds, saying the rules of the preliminary hearing severely limited what evidence they could present.
If Holmes goes to trial and is convicted, his attorneys can try to avoid a possible death penalty by arguing he is mentally ill. Prosecutors have yet to say whether they would seek the death penalty.
If he's found not guilty by reason of insanity, he would likely be sent to the state mental hospital. Such a defendant is deemed not guilty because he didn't know right from wrong and is therefore "absolved" of the crime, said former Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey.