Author: Kirsten Swanson
Update: July 30th, 2012
Denver, Colo – The suspect in the Aurora theater shooting appeared in Arapahoe County Court Monday. James Holmes was advised on charges after he shot up an Aurora movie theater premiere of The Dark Night Rises.
Holmes was charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder (be advised, these charges are doubled in number for the victims of the shooting).
Both the murder and attempted murder charge carry the death penalty if Holmes is convicted.
The prosecution against Holmes will be stalled for now. A new Arapahoe County district attorney will take over the case after the new officials are installed. That means that Holmes trial could be put off for up to a year.
Twelve people died in the theater massacre, including a six-year-old little girl.