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James Holmes Charged

142 Counts

Including 1st Deg. Murder

7/30/2012 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0723_james_holmes_tmz_mugshot_wmJames Holmes has just been charged with 24 counts of 1st degree murder -- two counts for each of the 12 people he shot and killed during the "Dark Knight" massacre in Colorado on July 20.

Holmes appeared in a Colorado courtroom ...  still sporting reddish, orange hair ... where he was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder ... 2 counts for each of the 58 people who were injured in the shooting.

Holmes spoke in court for the first time during the 45 minute hearing -- answering with a soft spoken "yes" when the judge asked if he was OK with his lawyers requesting more time before his preliminary hearing.

0730_james_court_sketchAs for Holmes' demeanor, he reportedly stared at the bench blankly with his eyes wide open during the hearing.

One reporter said he seemed "peaceful and calm" ... and appeared lucid and aware of what was going on around him.

In total, Holmes was hit with 142 charges ... including one count of possessing an explosive device and one count of unlawful use of a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors have not yet decided if they will seek the death penalty, an option in the State of Colorado.

The 24 counts of murder are split into two categories ... giving prosecutors 2 options to nail Holmes for first degree murder. They can either establish that the crime was premeditated OR that Holmes acted with "extreme indifference to the value of human life."

Same deal for the 116 attempted murder charges -- 58 counts of attempted premeditated murder, and 58 counts of attempted murder with "extreme indifference."

Holmes' next court date is August 9th.


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784 days ago


This is just crazy. I don't think trial here is needed they can just go straight to execution :) What kind of evidence do they need?

Faith Kruse

784 days ago

so nice

784 days ago


James Holmes is and will always be a Terroist like bin laden

784 days ago



784 days ago


Make a joke Kevin.
A 6 year old girl and 11 other innocent people were murdered in a movie theatre in Colorado over to instill fear in the american people to give up their freedoms so the government can have total control. I noticed you sarcastic hick reference in your wording. You sound arrogant. Think about a police going into your home and raping your Mother and sister or girlfriend and there is nothing that you can do about it. You may have nothing to hide, but there are effed up people in this world who are committing terrorism in the USA on americans and setting up patsies to take the fall to take away the 2nd amendment. You may not have a gun, I do not have a gun yet. But it is the last line of defense against a tyranical government. Not all people in the government are bad, but there are global elitist who want to depopulate the planet and have total control and harm and kill people. Sound like a movie? It's reality. The people in Germany didn't think that it could happen to them but it did. After the war the German public went to visit the concentration camps and they were weeping with shame and guilt for letting this happen. Hitler burned down his own reishtag building, blamed it on the enemy/or country he wanted to conqour and then used it as a reason to go to war. It happned on 911 and it is happening again with this case in Aurora. There are patterns to the way they do their work. Not everyone is caught up with who these celebrities are dating. And there may be a connection to Brittany Murphies untimely death and Homeland security. You know people laughed and couldn't believe it when people said that US troops were torturing prisoners in Guantanamo Bay Cuba until the photos came out. Our troops are held to a hirer standard and are known for following the strict rules of the Geneva convention in times of war. But look these prisoners have been locked up with no evidence of any crime having been committed, nor any trial for years. Did you know Kevin, that the the US has the power to lock you up for any reason. All they have to do is say that you are a terroristic threat. And all of this is thanks to Bush and the Patriot Act that was passed just a couple of weeks after 911 when people were still in shock after 911. Did you know that NORAD was having simulations/training of a what if scenario the morning of 911. The scenario:what would happen if commercial airliners full of passengers were hijacked and going to be flown straight into the world trade center. NORAD )
North American Aerospace Defense Command ) normally would send jets to intercept the planes(shoot them down) but they didn't because they became confused. The real people behind it the globalist elite and they are people that you have heard of some of them, they wanted more people to die to scare people into giving up their freedoms. And it was blamed on the arabs. And in Aurora Colorado University was conductin a training excercise /simulations on what if a gunman went into a movie theatre and started shooting. Not a coincidence. The ambulances for like 16 miles away and took foreverthe police were in a panic and began taking the wounded to the hositals in their police cars. The more death is what they were after to shock and scare people into giving up their guns. a
The UN was already set up to ban guns of law abiding U.S. Citizens through signing a treaty just days after the shooting. These things happen right before a law comes up concerning gun control. The elitist see it as a sacrifice for the greater good. They cause the massacre/problem and then decide that they are going to fix the problem. And they see humans like cows or something to control with no mind or value.

784 days ago


lethal injection would be useless, I think he was doped up during the 1st appearance in court just to keep him straight but if you really want to make him suffer make him server 30 years in jail and then kill him, lethal injection will just put him out of this horrible situation he's got himself in so on the victims side it won't help anything really, it's like when they killed binladen yeah America cheered but really no pics just a word from the president everyone got over 911 people will get over holmes once he's suffered getting googly eyed in jail and butt*ucked by a couple of girls named bob

783 days ago


there should be a attempted murder charge for each shotgun shell and every bullet he had with him

783 days ago


Hes disgusting dont give him the pleasure of publicity i hate seeing his face everywhere

782 days ago


Why are they even wasting court time the guy is guilty we already know that so who cares about the details sentence him already dam!!!

774 days ago


no charges of booby trapping house? and people still think a drugged out person sitting in the passenger seat with 2 guns outside the car and one leaning against the wall of movie theatre....

" Appel said. At least two officers noted that his eyes were dilated."

gee what was he on? no mention of that and no one thinks thats odd?

539 days ago
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