James Holmes Charged with 24 Counts of Murder, 116 of Attempted Murder
Holmes was hit with 24 murder charges yesterday, two for each of the victims killed at the premiere of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ He was also charged with 116 counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of explosives.
In court, Holmes appeared to not care that he was being charge with so many counts and at times seemed bored. He was even staring at the survivors wearing batman T-shirts inside the courtroom, who were staring right back at him.
He is facing over 1,000 years in prison. Prosecutors are still weighing whether to pursue the death penalty against Holmes. Holmes’ next court appearance is Aug. 9.
Holmes’ defenders are expected to argue that the suspect was insane.