A Colorado judge said he would rule by Friday on whether James Holmes, suspect in the Aurora move theater shooting, will stand trial, the Associated Press reports. The judge's statement came Wednesday as three days of hearings to lay out the case for a trial came to an end.
If the judge decides to move ahead with a trial, Holmes could enter a plea that same day:
Prosecutors argued that they had shown that Holmes acted with deliberation and extreme indifference, on Wednesday showing photos they say Holmes took of himself the night of the attack.
He wore black contact lenses, stuck out his tongue, smiled and posed with a Glock.
Defense attorneys decided not call any witnesses, saying the rules of the preliminary hearing severely limited what evidence they could present. They had been granted permission to call two people to talk about Holmes' mental state.