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Colo. theater shooting suspect James Holmes appears in court

8:11 AM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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James Holmes, suspected of mass shooting at Aurora, Colorado theater Photo Courtesy: University of Colorado, Denver

CENTENNIAL, CO (AP) - The Colorado movie theater shooting suspect showed little emotion as he made his first court appearance with reddish orange hair.

PHOTOS: World gets first look at Colo. shooting suspect James Holmes

James Holmes was wide-eyed, frowning and unshaven as he sat staring down. At one point he closed his eyes as a judge spoke.

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

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 on moviegoers at a midnight screening of the latest Batman film.

Investigators say they found a Batman mask inside Holmes' booby-trapped apartment after the attack.

Holmes has been held in solitary confinement since Friday

The Associated Press

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