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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He should be shot 58 times, because he shot 58 people!

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GUNS don't kill people just like FOOD doesn't make you obese! Please people! It's YOUR actions!! PENCILS don't make me smarter. WATER doesn't make me a better swimmer. GOD!!

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The survivors and the families of the people this pig murdered should get a free pass to tear this pig to shreds with whatever weapon of choice or their bare hands.

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I am so curious as to what the underlying issue was that caused this horrific killing spree.

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I hope they give him the Death Penalty. He does not deserve life in prison for that would be to good for him. Insanity is a cope out.

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@Doh
By all means I will give u my address and you can try to take my guns!

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@Dog
By all means I will give u my address and you can try to take my guns!

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Get the guns off the f-ing streets. They do not belong in the hands of the average American. The death rate
By shootings in England is one one hundredth of Americas it is an absolute no brainer. We need to confiscate
The 300 million guns in this country smelt them down and build a home for homeless children.

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What an American tragedy. The victims are in my prayers. James Holmes was a gifted scholar but had a troubled existance. My prayers are extended to his family who expected great things from their son. Events of this world are moving in a direction that only the Creator can understand.

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WOW HE COULD DIE 142 TIMES AND STILL HAVE TO GO TO JAIL.LOOKS LIKE AN INSANITY PLEA.