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Inside the US Movie Massacre Case: What’s a ‘Preliminary Hearing’?

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. man accused of killing 12 people at a movie theater in Colorado faces a preliminary hearing this week. But what exactly is a “preliminary hearing”? In U.S. criminal cases, a preliminary hearing is a court proceeding used to determine whether a person charged with a felony should stand trial. Prosecutors present their case […]

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