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Colorado theater shooter asked police afterward if any children were hurt

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James Holmes, left, and his defense attorney, Daniel King, in court in June 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A video played for jurors in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes includes a dazed-sounding Holmes asking detectives “There weren’t any children hurt, were there?”

The video shows detectives interviewing Holmes at the Aurora Police Department about two hours after the July 2012 attack, which killed 12 people and injured 70 others. Prosecutors played the video Monday.

Detectives didn’t answer Holmes’ question directly but said, “We’ll get to that.”

Detective Chuck Mehl testified later that Holmes had seen a sign in the police department that said “Crimes Against Children Unit.”

Holmes is charged with murder and attempted murder. His attorneys acknowledge he was the shooter but say he was mentally ill. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Prosecutors say Holmes was sane. They say he should be convicted and executed.

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