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UPDATE: Holmes to be formally charged next Monday


LITTLETON, Colo. (WKOW) -- Suspect James Holmes appears in court for the first time Monday morning after police say he went on a shooting spree at a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others.

Holmes, 24, appeared with an appointed public defender. His hair was dyed orange and he appeared at times to nod off during the hearing.

Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District, William Sylvester, presided over the initial court appearance. The District Attorney's office asked for more than the usual 72 hours to file formal charges against Holmes. Judge Sylvester granted the extension and set a date for formal filing of charges for next Monday, July 30.

Holmes is at the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a no bond hold.


AURORA, Colo. (WKOW) -- The man arrested in the mass shooting in Colorado Friday will appear in court Monday for the first time.

According to ABC 7 in Denver, James Holmes, 24, will face dozens of charges in the shooting that killed 12 people and hurt dozens of others.

The initial advisement hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. at the Arapahoe County Courthouse. That's 10:30 a.m. Central Time. The court appearance is expected to be short and will start the clock ticking on a 72 hour deadline for the district attorney to file formal charges against Holmes, according to ABC 7. He'll be arraigned on the formal charges later. The district attorney will also decide whether her office will seek the death penalty in the case or not.

According to ABC 7, Holmes has been in the Arapahoe County Detention Center since his arrest outside the Aurora, Colorado theater early Friday morning.

Meanwhile, ABC has obtained exclusive video of a young James Holmes giving a presentation at a science camp.

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