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Prosecutors declined to comment on Wednesday.
Dan Recht, a past president of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, said prosecutors likely started talking to victims long ago.
"The defense, by making this public pleading, is reaching out to the victims’ families," Recht said.
Also Wednesday, Sylvester denied a request from New York-based Fox News reporter Jana Winter to delay a Monday hearing where she has been ordered to testify about her sources for a story about Holmes.
Winter cited unnamed law enforcement officials saying Holmes sent drawings that foreshadowed the attack to a psychiatrist. Holmes’ lawyers contend that whoever spoke to Winter violated a gag order.
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