The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case could delay the trial yet again after defense attorneys said Monday they need more time due to medical emergencies involving members of their team.

James Holmes' defense attorneys said at a hearing that the medical problems, affecting an attorney and an investigator, have complicated preparations for the trial, which has been postponed five times.

Jury selection is to start Jan. 20.

Attorneys discussed the medical issues privately with Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr.

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a Denver-area theater in 2012. - AP