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Colo. Massacre Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes was wide-eyed, frowning and unshaven Monday as he made his first court appearance handcuffed with reddish orange hair.

He showed little emotion as he sat staring down. At one point, he closed his eyes as a judge spoke.

District attorney Carol Chambers provided no information on whether Holmes was on medication.

She said it will be months before a decision is made on whether to seek the death penalty.

Holmes appeared after being accused of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

The judge says he will be formally charged next Monday.

Authorities say the 24-year-old former graduate student is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack.

Video of the hearing was streamed live on the Internet and television but there were problems with the audio feed.


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