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James Holmes Charged

142 Counts

Including 1st Deg. Murder

7/30/2012 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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Passion Of The Taint    

KILL HIM LIVE ON TV!!!!!
WITH FIRE OR A ROPE.
I WOULD WATCH IT...
SO WOULD YOU.

783 days ago
122.

Brian Glubok    

Fry the ****er.

783 days ago
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Cherry    

It's obvious mental illness is involved, but even most mentally ill patients don't have the heart to hurt a fly. This is beyond mental illness, this is a sociapath full of narcissism of the worse kind, crossing all boundaries and breaking the laws of the universe. No matter our illness we have a profound understanding of the laws of the universe. We know deep down these rules can't be broken. He broken the rule that is unforgiving. A narcissistic sociopath should be more feared than a mentally ill person. He was always capable of doing this. He was just picking his moment. He needs to be illuminated ASAP.

783 days ago
124.

elcompapopeye    

Why They Giving This Foo' A Lot Of Court Date?? If He Was Mexican Or Black They Would Of Give Him The Electric Chair Already!

783 days ago
125.

Oh A 💛💋    

I say just stick the needle in this dumb **** and let it be over !

783 days ago
126.

Wtfsmh    

Kill this heartless demon

783 days ago
127.

Hardless Winch    

Her strawberry hair reads firecrotch! LOL

783 days ago
128.

Jeremy    

So how can they give this guy double counts? Just because he's an insane ******* doesn't mean the government has the right to double charge him

783 days ago
129.

Truthteller    

http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-shadow-patsy-rises-again-how-mind-control-is-connected-to-gun-control.html

783 days ago
130.

Truthteller    

1

783 days ago
131.

Truthteller    

Witness and neighbor says that Holmes was seen with another man hours before the shooting running to his apartment. Second gas mask was found in the back of the theatre far from the car. Witness in theatre said they saw a man get a phone call and go to the back door way someone over and prop the door open. Witness inside theatre also said that gas canisters were being thrown from the opposite side of theatre of Holmes. There is a Small arms treaty which bans guns is set to be signed today by a member of the United States. Coincidence?
Witness-Neighbor
http://youtu.be/cjZajQso-3E

783 days ago
132.

Truthteller    

another witness saw a second man in the theatre open the door for the shooter
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid16830426760...01?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAB_zNwdE~,sELXX2gKZV9f-NYMZlBIojSsy9enfYbz&bctid=1744444894001

783 days ago
133.

Truthteller    

Second Gas Mask
http://www.degaray.com/?p=2488

783 days ago
134.

Truthteller    

Troops Ordered To Kill All Americans Who Do Not Turn In Guns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyfkQkchlu4&feature=share

783 days ago
135.

Truthteller    

Larry Pratt: Batman Shooting Could be Staged
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JLO-QpgJ8g4

People who only think about Dancing with the Stars and other entertainment will probably dismiss this info before reading it. Try watching Manchurian Candidate, Bourne Supremacy, and Schindler's List to get close to reality. The NAZIs didn't all die in the WWII.

783 days ago
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