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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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46.

saynotolies    

All I can think of, is his parents....those poor people, knowing what your son has done, and how everyone is talking about his death..don't get me wrong, he should be in jail for the rest of his life...but have some compassion for his family!

731 days ago
47.

timmons    

HE'S FAKING! He planned his "defense" just as strategically as he planned his murderous crimes. He sure wasn't sleepy, dazed & confused when he busted through the door and shot up the theater 3 days ago. FRY HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

731 days ago
48.

taz    

This fool is gonna act as crazy as he needs to get out of going to trial. He wasn't to dazed to murder innocent people in the dark or plan to blow up law enforcement when they tried to enter his apartment. He's not crazy, just a man with a serious personality disorder and apparently a small penis. Fry his ass or let the other inmates take him out. He needs to feel the same fear that six year and her now paralyzed mother felt as his bullets ripped into them. I hope there is a hell for people like this.

731 days ago
49.

JokerHolmes    

He should have blown up the whole theater

731 days ago
50.

PJ in Texas    

Must be the camera mans first day on the job .. the feed sucks

731 days ago
51.

carguy615    

I hope this was not the first time they read him his miranda rights. becuase that would be a huge technicality.

731 days ago
52.

Spooner    

Burn in hell you bastard!

731 days ago
53.

Mayu    

while a woman was struggling to survive after this monster shot her in the abdomen... while this woman also fought for her UNBORN CHILD to survive... she had to be told her lovely 6 year old baby girl was killed. Her family tried to calm her as she began to scream "I want to die". I don't care if he is mentally ill. That's a better reason to get him off the streets for good. I don't know why people think a man who can shoot a pregnant woman in the stomach then murder her 6 year old daughter and a bunch of other people, wounding even more, without guilt, can be rehabilitated. It was obvious he wasn't that insane anyway. Most insane people don't go all out to protect their own lives with all of the protective gear he wore. He may be acting insane, but the truth is he is pure evil. I say, life in prison or death. Either would be good. Just get this jack ass off the streets forever.

731 days ago
54.

laffnbear    

Everyone posting on here are guilty of making him a celebrity. Check your own behavior and conversations in front of your children. If you don't like something don't participate.

731 days ago
55.

Toilethead    

Instead of showing his face how about showing the face of some of his victims?

731 days ago
56.

BIGLIPP    

I HAVE A QUESTION, DID HE HAVE ANY TIES TO ANYONE IN THAT THEATER? MAYBE THAT DECLINED HIM A JOB, OR MAYBE SOMEONE FROM HIS SCHOOL? BUY THE SOUNDS OF THE AMOUNT OF AMMO, AND GEAR, WHERE ELSE WAS HE HEADING TO? I DEFINETLEY THINK THE THEATER WASN'T THE ONLY PLACE HE WANTED TO GO TO.

731 days ago
57.

Kimo    

Our court system needs to kill obvious murders...etc...within minutes not 15 years from now

731 days ago
58.

Cynthia    

to be honest.. i feel he looks as if reality of what he has done, has hit him in solitary confinement. the fact that he killed and hurt so many.. and to know you killed a six year old. he looks as if he was on something and is coming out of it.. i still hope justice pro veils and that our tax dollars dont provide him a life of luxury in jail. may God bless those who are hurting from this and most of all to those that were lost. Rip

731 days ago
59.

ohreally    

I've never seen someone look so sad. I can't tell if he's faking or if its real.

731 days ago
60.

The Real Victim    

If he pleads insanity, he should be given shock treatment via the Electric Chair.

731 days ago
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