James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts of First-Degree Murder

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James Holmes has been formally charged with murder for his alleged shooting rampage inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in the early morning hours of July 20.

James Holmes Mug Shot

The former medical school student, who first appeared in court last week, was back there again today, still donning orange hair. He was told he's facing 116 counts of attempted murder - two for each of the 58 attendees who were shot.

He also spoke for the first time during the hearing, answering the judge's question about his attorney's request for more time before a preliminary hearing with a simple "yes."

Overall, Holmes will face 142 charges, including one count of possessing an explosive device and one count of unlawful use of a deadly weapon.

It's unknown at this time if prosecutors will seek the death penalty and Holmes is expected back in court on August 9.

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i hate the death penalty i would prefer to see a good old fashion hanging for this guy its what he deserves

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I will always back the death penalty. The only possible defense for a case like this is insanity, which is absolutely ridiculous. Insanity, at most, accounts for temporary lapses in judgment. It does not excuse three months of amassing over three-thousand pounds of ammunition and a small arsenal of weapons, whether the weapons happen to be assault or not, not to mention the premeditated (documented!!) massacre and the booby-trapping of his own apartment. This menace should be disposed of!

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Miranda u said animals r killed for food...not people. In this case it was people. Innocent people that didnt deserve to die like that.

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@Marcus
So because he shot all those people its not right to be mad about it? all those families deserve justice...we "feel" like that because we feel bad for all those people. Imagine if it was one of your family members, then you would want to hurt the person that did it. We are not barbarians because we believe in justice...an eye for an eye I feel is only if you hurt one person...not 116...

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To all the idiots that think this incident is cause for a gun ban, Switzerland, god bless 'em, issues a gun to EVERY adult and trains them how to use it. Switzerland has the LOWEST gun crime rate in the world! And if thats not enough for you, keep in mind that the very first thing that the Nazi regime did when they came to power was DISARM THEIR CITIZENS!!!!!!

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Sorry people you can't go against the Constitution just because you FEEL like it. If you got to pick and choose there would be no point in it. 8th amendment. No cruel and unusual punishment. He goes to jail or death row. Sorry that you're barbarians, but eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. He will be punished and we will not sink to his level just because we FEEL like it.

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in response to DOH... youneed to be more sure of your statistics before you generalize things and blame guns for everything, england isnt the peachy place you think it is, http://extranosalley.com/?p=29... , violent crime there is 10 times what it is here, maybe if the crooks there thought that their victims could defend themselves maybe their violent crime rate would be alot lower, so apparently lack of guns there in the citizens hands does nothing to curb violent crime, DUH..DUH,,,DUH,,also dont forget why we have the right to bears arms, so the peopel can defends the people agianst enemies foreign and domestic here , not somethign any other country in the world has the ability to do if needed, if you prefer a controlled society without freedoms then leave we will not infringe upon that , by all means take that leap of faith..

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but if given the death penalty it agan shot himself as the manitico did that caused so much pain also suffer

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If u dont like guns move out of the country... They r man made.. Yah ppl do stupid shit with guns it doesnt mean they need to b banned.... Every american has the right to own a gun.. How do u think u eat meat some animals get shot for food.. Think twice about that and have a good day... leave america if u dont like guns.

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I agree with JOE AMERICA. Come to my house and just try to take my guns, you would think twice about taking them.