The Madeleine Brand Show for July 23, 2012

Theater massacre suspect James Holmes makes first court appearance since shooting

First Court Hearing Held For Alleged CO Movie Theater Shooter

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Accused movie theater shooter James Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. According to police, Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a shooting rampage at an opening night screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, in Aurora, Colorado.

James Holmes, the 24-year-old suspected of killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others made his first public appearance this morning in a court room in Centennial, Colorado. His hair was dyed orange and he appeared somewhat dazed.

Tom Teves, the father of one Colorado shooting victim, sat in the front row Monday as a judge advised Holmes of the allegations against him. His son Alex Teves was killed in the Friday shooting at a packed screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

Holmes will be formally charged on July 30. He may face the death penalty, although the DA says that decision may be months away.

Megan Verlee from Colorado Public Radio joins the show from the court.

The Associated Press contributed to this article


Megan Verlee

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