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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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76.

ShannonMacri    

People act like mass shootings are a new thing since Columbine in 1999. Mass shootings have been happening since the early 70's and were more regular by the early 80's. I hope one day they ban guns in this country like in other countries. It's sad but it's bound to happen in the next 10 years. "THE RIGHT TO BARE ARMS" IN OUR CONSTITUTION wasn't intended for freaks like this 200 years ago. We need to change this law. Our Constitution needs to be updated like everything else gets updated in this world. We need more laws that can account for losers like Holmes.

719 days ago
77.

EgoCity    

What a tit, clearly he's trying to act, rather than be like that. He's just a punk kid, with no balls, possibly with a slight learning difficulty that makes him think the joker would be cool, if he was real.

He's just a bad actor, he should be left in a room with the parents & family of those he coweredly murdered & let them take out their frustration & retribution. He's a soft kid who needs guns to give himself a name.

I'd love to get my hands on the little bitch

719 days ago
78.

choco    

Calling all Americans.. Sort out your gun laws!!! Owning a weapon should not be a life choice, you guys are supposed to be a developed nation but you are acting like pre-historic animals, mass shootings like this are not normal the rest of the world are looking at you in complete disgust. Also stop with your child size hunting rifles its sick, we all know you guys have enough food to feed the world, so stop pretending you have to hunt for your food.

719 days ago
79.

gamepro    

this ******* deserves the injection and nothing else and even if he does go to jail for life the inmates are going to murder him but yet courts are slow as hell

719 days ago
80.

yessenia     

like honestly i would be disgusted sitting next to this guy

719 days ago
81.

Blue    

I like the post on another thread listing his victims and their ages. Lets remember them, and forget this weirdo.

Wait till he discovers "Arkham" is not quite what he thought it would be. They ever put him in general population he won't last 5 minutes.

719 days ago
82.

IceGypsy    

Don't think he's drugged, it's more than likely a combo of sleep deprivation, and a realization of what he's done.

If you have ever seen a little kid who's been pulled aside for 1st time for shop lifting, they get a lot of the same looks.

719 days ago
83.

Kevin    

He had a bullet through vest --- Did not want to die.
He made is apartment boggy trap to die if you enter.
Where was he going to go after this event if he escaped? Was this a cry to his family to help him??
I have heard his parents knew he had problems, and because of his age they couldn't do anything
WHAT A SORRY EXCUSE !!!!!!!! AND SAY HELLO TO KILL AMERICA, AND LET KILLERS LIVE IN AMERICA. IRONY. DO YOU WANT TO LIVE --- DO YOU BELIEVE IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM? His parents are not cooperating??????????
Now we all do need guns because we don't have any other choice. Lets all go to school, res taunts, food courts, and now movie theaters. It's our choice to live or die. They say carry on as normal.
Really!!!!!!! You are not Joking I know. They don't let murderers in Prison. They let them roam.

719 days ago
84.

Keith    

WHAT THE HELL!?

719 days ago
85.

Joe    

Fix your live feed - I missed all of that because I refreshed your site 10 times and one time I get sound and no picture and the next time I get picture and no sound. So annoying. Better post the video since you screwed up.

719 days ago
86.

bubblezzz    

He's nodding like a crack head! Leave it to TMZ to make a Mass Murderer including children a celebrity!! TMZ you are sick!

719 days ago
87.

Tea Party #1    

Obama and he cronies are responsible for this...damn gun laws are killing this country. I would have shot him right in his tooter!

719 days ago
88.

ibjujub    

He's head-bobbing from anti-psychotic medications. He's heavily medicated.

719 days ago
89.

cheryl    

It looks as though he is not even here and is unaware of his surroundings. His background in neuroscience and reality vs fiction seems to be serving him well in the courtroom.

719 days ago
90.

Bridget    

Although many of you talk about it being nice if there was a lack of security so someone could get at him. I am greatly appreciating the excellence of the security at the moment, considering I live down the street.


If I didn't know that he murdered 12 people a few days ago I might be tempted to fall for his scared, puppy dog, prisoner act. But I'm not falling for it. The whole thing stunk of bad acting. Maybe when he was cooking up his insanity defense, he should have taken part in some acting classes.


The whole eyebrow bunch and the "who me" look that a child gives when they are in trouble was WAY overdoing it. Not buying it you :bleep:.

719 days ago
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