Aurora Suspect James Holmes Appears in Court
James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colo., shooting during a Dark Knight Rises screening, made his first appearance in a Colorado courtroom on Monday. Dressed in a maroon jail jumpsuit, Holmes had messy orange-red hair and appeared alternately dazed and wide-eyed as the judge and lawyers spoke.
The Denver Post reports that the hearing was to inform Holmes of the murder charges for which he is being held. Prosecutors could add or modify charges before the formal filing.
James Eagan Holmes, 24, was advised by his attorneys not to speak during the proceeding.
He is being represented by Tamara Brady and Daniel King, members of the state public defender's capital cases team, the group of attorneys who represent clients in death penalty cases.
A prosecutor told the Associated Press this morning that Holmes could face the death penalty. Formal charges are expected to be filed on Monday.
Eighteenth Judicial District Chief Judge William Sylvester entered a protection order, requiring Holmes not to have contact with victims or witnesses. He also sealed the records in the case. Sylvester ordered Holmes held without bond.
Read more at the Denver Post.