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Colorado Shooting Suspect Appears in Court Looking Dazed

Posted Jul 23, 2012 11:38 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Colorado mass shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court for the first time today, sporting bright orange-red colored hair.

Fox News says Holmes “looked alternately confused and tired” as the judge spoke, while the Denver Post says his face changed from “blank stare to wide-eyed and dazed.” CBS News also has a story that includes information from the Associated Press. Holmes was in court for an advisement held to inform him he is being held on murder charges.

Judge William Sylvester did not grant bond. Lawyer Tamara Brady of the state public defender’s capital cases team sat next to Holmes. He is also represented by another lawyer form the same office, Daniel King.

Formal charges will be filed next Monday. Holmes is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in Aurora, Colo., early Friday during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie. He reportedly told police he was the Joker.

Updated at 12:35 p.m. to clarify that Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.

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