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James Eagan Holmes, the 24-year-old accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others during a mass shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., was charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder on Monday during his second court appearance, according to MTV News.
Holmes received two different murder charges for each of the victims in the case, one for intentional murder and one for depraved and indifferent actions leading to murder. He was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of a sentence enhancer for a crime of violence, ending up with 142 counts in all. Get More »
James Eagan Holmes, who allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 others at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado Friday morning, made his first appearance in court Monday, according to MTV News.
In a Centennial, Colorado courtroom, the 24-year-old suspected shooter wore a maroon prison jumpsuit with his hair dyed bright red and looked "dazed" with his eyes cast down and "blinking erratically at times."
Holmes did not speak during the hearing, unlike many in similar situations, according to a court expert on CNN. Eighteenth Judicial District Chief William Sylvester ruled that there is probable cause to hold Holmes without bond on a first degree murder charge until more charges are filed next week. Get More »