Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

July 23, 2012 -

Twenty-four-year-old college student James Holmes appeared in court this morning to face charges for killing 12 and wounding 79 others at a midnight screening of the film "The Dark Knight Rises" on Friday in Aurora, Colorado. The Courthouse News report described the suspect as looking "dazed and exhausted" as he appeared in court wearing the standard issue maroon prison jumpsuit. Holmes made no comments during the hearing, though his bright orange hair seemed to lend some credence to a statement he made to police shortly after being taken into custody outside the theater about being "The Joker."

During the hearing Holmes was assigned a public defender and was formally charged with multiple accounts for first-degree murder. He could also face several counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations. Family members of some of the victims also attended the hearing.

Prosecutor Carol Chambers told media after the hearing that her office is considering asking for the death penalty in the case but would consult with victims' families before making any decision on that.

"At this point, everyone is interested in a fair trial," she said.

Source: Courthouse News

"Gavel and sound block isolated on white background" © Rangizz / Shutterstock. All rights reserved, used with permission.


Comments

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

"At this point, everyone is interested in a fair trial," she said.

"At this point"?  At what point will you not be interested in a fair trial?

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

...though his bright orange hair seemed to lend some credence to a statement he made to police shortly after being taken into custody outside the theater about being "The Joker."

I still don't buy it.  I seriously doubt Holmes said that.  I'm unaware of any incarnation of the Joker with orange or red hair.  Always been green so far as I know.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

My guess is they're trying for an insanity plea

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

This wasn't something his lawyer made up; it was in the paper that morning.  Don't know if it was something the police said to describe him or something one of the papers said after hearing his hair was colored.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

I dunno, before he was the Joker, he was Red Hood. Red hair, Red Hood... it's a stretch, but so is everything else.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

Seeing him in court, he looked less like the Joker and more like Ronald McDonald to me!smiley

Re: Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

His hair is orange.  The papers' insistence on calling it "red" strikes me as sensationalistic BS, trying to make things more gruesome, make him into even more of a monster by calling up imagery of blood.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician