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James Holmes

STRANGE BEHAVIOR

In Colorado Court

7/23/2012 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Dark Knight" shooter James Holmes appeared in court moments ago ... sporting red-orange hair ... a red jumpsuit ... and a very bizarre demeanor.

Holmes was informed he will be charged with FIRST DEGREE MURDER for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater on Friday.  The formal charges are expected to be filed soon.

Holmes appeared sedated in court -- constantly opening his eyes widely ... and then appearing to doze off while the judge was speaking.

At one point, he began to blink wildly. 

Holmes did not say a word during the hearing.

The judge informed Holmes that he will be kept in custody on a no-bail hold due to the egregious nature of the crimes he's been accused of committing.

Holmes has been forbidden from contacting any of the victims or their families.

Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers addressed the media outside of the courthouse ... and said prosecutors have NOT decided if they will pursue the death penalty.

Prosecutors also said they do not know if Holmes was on any kind of medication during the hearing.

Prosecutors believe Holmes' trial won't start until a year from now.

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211.

Amanda    

To all of you who say just kill him, do you realize you are suggesting that he doesn't have the same rights as everyone else under due process of law? Yes it was a violent act. But we have not been shown ANY evidence that he even did this. Aside the fact that he looks completely drugged up and no court will let someone come in under the influence of something which tells me that someone on the inside did something to him. Have any of you ever heard of MKUltra? I suggest you look into it and demand the truth of what happened and make sure this isn't an innocent person before condemning him to death. Remember this also: How is it that a drop out with no job could afford $20,000 worth of equipment? You believe whatever the mainstream media tells you and that is our problem in this nation. Dont you see the whole picture here. The gov also said that higjackers from Saudi took down 4 planes, yet we didn't invade Saudi and NOTHING about that story has ever made sense. Do your home work.

784 days ago
212.

lisa stasak    

Washington Post (first court appearance) Pic # 1- Either board or asleep- Pic # 2- " Wired for sound" the I want to look crazy look. Pic # 3- "Looking very confused over something somebody obviously said that he disagrees with" Pic # 4- " Back to calm" almost remorseful look. These pictures were taken within seconds if not minutes of each other and clearly shows an individual who is clearly capable of being in control of his emotions and thought process. If he does not get the death penalty whether by law or due process, then I think he should be made to keep his dyed orange hair forever throughout his sentence and to be " Deemed" the " Joker " as he was so proud to call himself online, and make him the prison " Mascot" for all the other " Jokers " to enjoy. BUT NOTE; On that fateful night when James opened fire on innocent victims with their families not knowing they will never see them again,his parents slept not knowing they had just lost a son.

784 days ago
213.

pwilkers2012    

We need to concentrate on the victims. Pwilkers2012

784 days ago
214.

James Marshall    

Does anyone know why Holmes was sedated?

I just heard Fox News Radio in Northwest Arkansas report that Holmes was heavily sedated. Not " Holmes appeared heavily sedated " but that he has been given heavy sedation.

Something is wrong with this picture. Would someone please explain why you would heavily sedate a man so he cannot speak, respond to questions asked by the judge, or give an accounting of himself ( however warped it might be )...

Is this justice? Is this America? To charge a man with a serious crime, but take away his voice, making him unable to answer and give account of himself?

Heavens to Betsey! Makes me wonder if Holmes is even guilty to begin with!

If Holmes was heavily sedated, the plot thickens akin to Soviet Socialist Scapegoatism.

Don't get me wrong if the guy is guilty, punish away! But do it with transparency. Not secrecy.

784 days ago
215.

furious cupcakes    

I really want to hear his story. I would love to hear why he did this. His pupils are totally dilated here and he seems to be looking "inwards" so to speak at his own thoughts/hallucinating? You people bitching about TMZ following this story need to get a life. This is what they do retards.

784 days ago
216.

mark hopper    

where shall we begin - this man paid his dues only for a job at mcdonalds - this country is run by criminals - http://pwinquist.com/bolognapony - triple taxed and no medical what's up with that - we did'nt land men on the moon - america is a lie - jfk was killed by the CIA everybody know's so bleep you - you and your children are being systematcally bleeped unless your RICH!
AIDS was made by the americans and the swiss
to kill people(FACT!) what else are these people up too? the bilderberg group and special money folks do not care about you or the well being f your loved ones only CASH - which they can print up at their bleep leisure - when i was 18 i signed up for the draft in 1972 - to fight for a nation that is nothing more than bleep****!!!!!! - the french and the germans and not to mention holland are laughing at us . . . the truth hurts does'nt it!!!!
obviously we were put here by an advanced race
to watch us fail - research the 64 point tetrahedron
it's a FACT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

783 days ago
217.

Amna    

He looks like he hasn't slept since he started planning the whole thing. People can't call him crazy or mentally ill because obviously he has enough knowledge to ask for a lawyer as soon as he got arressted. If I was mentally ill and realized how many people I just shot, I'd be freaking out and passed out in the parking lot, not just waiting for the officers to get me. Wtf.

783 days ago
218.

Nazchi    

Get that ****in face off my screen!!

783 days ago
219.

CelticsLover    

This guy has a brilliant mind. The entire act was premeditated right down to the final seconds, so anyone who thinks he looked "insane" you're kidding yourself.
He was smart enought o plan all this, don't you think he was smart enough to read up on how to ACT in front of the judge at public appearances? He's talking to his lawyer, coherently, so it basically proves this is all an act. This guys gonna try to get off with an insanity plea, but the defense atty is way too smart for that! He'll get death.
I feel sorry for him. Sad that he was so disturbed and NOBODY reached out to him & then this...

783 days ago
220.

John Gold    

I don’t get it. James Holmes had 30 grenades in his home. He planned this attack for months yet, killed a lot less people then he could have. With that many grenades he could have blown up the entire theater and killed thousands. Here we have a man who was super intelligent, planned this attack, yet when he entered the theater he shot from the top rows down. He could have gone row by row and shot at each person 2-3 times ensuring they were dead. He surrendered to police and then told them his apartment was booby trapped. Why spend all the hours to bobby trap it but then readily tell police about it? I don’t get it? Why aren’t his parents talking? Why have they been so silent after the mother stated “you have the right person”. Why do they have the right to hold back information on their son? Why haven’t they been detained to get more information about this terrorist? How did this kid get all the money to buy all the things he needed to plan this attack? Were his parents funding him? Why do we still know very little about this killer? Just saying…things are not adding up. Why has his entire family not been aprehended and brought in for questioning? Why are they allowed to stay silent and for us to respect their privacy? Their kid just killed 12 people and changed the lives of all the others. Silence? that's the last thing they get!

783 days ago
221.

John Gold    

I don’t get it. James Holmes had 30 grenades in his home. He planned this attack for months yet, killed a lot less people then he could have. With that many grenades he could have blown up the entire theater and killed thousands. Here we have a man who was super intelligent, planned this attack, yet when he entered the theater he shot from the top rows down. He could have gone row by row and shot at each person 2-3 times ensuring they were dead. He surrendered to police and then told them his apartment was booby trapped. Why spend all the hours to bobby trap it but then readily tell police about it? I don’t get it? Why aren’t his parents talking? Why have they been so silent after the mother stated “you have the right person”. Why do they have the right to hold back information on their son? Why haven’t they been detained to get more information about this terrorist? How did this kid get all the money to buy all the things he needed to plan this attack? Were his parents funding him? Why do we still know very little about this killer? Just saying…things are not adding up. Why has his entire family not been aprehended and brought in for questioning? Why are they allowed to stay silent and for us to respect their privacy? Their kid just killed 12 people and changed the lives of all the others. Silence? that's the last thing they get!

783 days ago
222.

Mandi    

Everybody that's freaking out over this Holmes guy turning into a celebrity, needs to chill the freak out. He's not turning into the next Bieber, the only reason he's being talked about is because America unanimously hates him, and would like to know what is going on with the trial, victims and who he was before the past so maybe people can learn what to watch out for in the future.

We are all heartbroken by this incident, and nobody is idolizing this man for what he did. We are all wishing for the death penalty for him, but people need to calm down in thinking that he's becoming a celebrity and our children are going to see him as a major celebrity. Children are not dumb, they are going to see the news reports of this man and know that there are people this crazy out there, and they need to watch out for people like this.

Nobody is 'glamorizing' this man - and if you don't want attention on him, then stop leaving comments.

783 days ago
223.

jossboss    

they should just give him the death penalty..i read in another article that it might take months/years to learn why he commited this crime...who cares why he did it!!!!!!!!! it wont change the fact that innocent people died!! they should just kill him already instead of giving him the privelage of living any longer

783 days ago
224.

Elsassererica    

Fantastic acting. Oscar worthy.

783 days ago
225.

notableedingheart    

Of couse he is insane. Anyone that would go out and take the life of another human being is insane. I say strike that defense from the courts. Frie the SOB.

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