Prosecution's Strategy Emerges During Holmes Trial

In a trial expected to last until at least September, the prosecution in the Colorado Theater Shooting trial seems to have a clear strategy when it comes to maintaining the attention of the jurors. A Houston Chronicle article (read here) notes how the prosecutors are mixing the more dry and technical content in with the emotional and heart-wrenching evidence. By alternating between the two types of evidence, they are attempting to keep the more relatable and visceral elements of the trial at the forefront of jurors' minds.

The evidence is also being presented in non-chronological order. The prosecution is hoping that this strategy will allow them to weave a daunting amount of evidence into a clear, engaging, and convincing narrative. Time will tell how effective this method turns out to be, but there's no denying that a lot of thought went into the prosecution's trial strategy.