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Accused killer James Holmes appear in court in 2012.

Accused killer James Holmes appear in court in 2012.

AURORA, Colorado – The trial of James Holmes, accused in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, has been delayed again.

The trial was scheduled to begin in October, but a psychiatrist conducting a second sanity examination on Holmes asked for more time to complete the examination, according to a judge’s order from Arapahoe County District Court made public Wednesday.

The examination was originally set to be completed by August 15, but Judge Carlos Samour granted an extension until October 15.

A new trial date is set to be scheduled at a July 22 hearing.

Holmes is accused of opening fire inside a packed movie theater during a midnight showing of Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in July 2012, killing 12 people.

He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the 166 charges he faces in connection with the rampage.

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