James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts of Murder

Colorado shooting suspect faces 142 criminal counts.
2:16 | 07/30/12

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WE BEGIN IN A PACKED COLORADO COURTROOM WHERE PROSECUTORS LEVELED THEIR CHARGES AT COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT JAMES HOLMES. FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS LOOKED ON. JAMES IN HIS RED HAIR. HIS REACTION, SEEMED DAZED. THE CHARGE, 140 COUNTS OF MURDER OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. THE ATTACK LEFT 12 PEOPLE DEAD, 58 PEOPLE WOUNDED IN THE PREMIERE OF THE BATMAN MOVIE 12 DAYS AGO. RITA WAS SHOT THREE DAMES BUT TODAY CLIMBED OUT OF HER HOSPITAL BED TO SEE THE MAN WHO PUT HER THERE. JAMES HOLMES WAS BACK IN COURT TODAY TO HEAR THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. CAMERAS WERE BANNED BUT HOLMES DEMEANOR MUCH THE SAME AS WHEN WE SAW HIM LAST WEEK. EYES SOMETIMES WIDE OPEN, OTHER TIMES STARING AT THE FLOOR. HAIR STILL ORANGE. HE WS CHARGED WITH 24 COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER TWO COUNTS FOR EACH PERSON KILLED. BECAUSE PROSECUTORS SAY HOLMES ACTED BOTH WITH PREMEDITATION ND EXTREME INDIFFERENCE. HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH 116 COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND FOR POSSESSING AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE. FORMER MARINE DONALD LATER WAS IN THE THEATER THAT NIGHT, ONE OF MANY WHO CAME TO SEE HOLMES FACE TO FACE. WHEN I SAW HIM IN COURT TODAY HE LOOKED LIKE AN ANIMAL IN A CORNER, BUT NOT ONE WHO FIGHTS BACK. A SICKLY ANIMAL WHO HAS BEEN DEFEATED. Reporter: DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE ALSO ARGUING WITH PROSECUTORS OVER A NOTEBOOK HOLMES MAILED TO HIS PSYCHIATRIST LYNNE FENTON, A SPECIALIST IN SCHIZOPHRENIA. A JUDGE WILL CONSIDER NEXT MONTH IF THE WRITINGS INSIDE CAN BE USED AS EVIDENCE OR KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. WE WENT TO DR. FENTON'S HOME BUT THERE WAS NO ANSWER. FROM A PERSON WHO MAY HOLD -- THE ALLEGED ATTACK WAS LEGAL OR AN INSANITY. IT WILL BE TOUGH TO WIN AN AN INSANITY DEFENSE. THEY HAVE SHO SHOW HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS DOING IN WRONG. Reporter: AND HOLMES SPOKE ONCE IN COURT WHEN A JUDGE ASKED FILM HAD DELAY A HEARING. HIS ANSWER, YES. IF HE IS CONVICTED, HE COULD BE FACING THE DEATH PENALTY.

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