Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes, hair dyed bright orange, shows no emotion in first court appearance

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Looking dazed and with bright orange hair, the man accused of killing 12 and wounding 58 in a shooting rampage in a Colorado theatre appeared Monday in court for the first time.

James Holmes, wide-eyed and unshaven, appeared not to speak during the brief hearing. He will be formally charged next Monday.

Authorities say the 24-year-old former graduate student is refusing to co-operate, and it could take months to learn what prompted one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.


A prosecutor said her office is considering pursuing the death penalty. Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers said a decision will be made in consultation with victims’ families.

Holmes has been held in solitary confinement since the shooting.

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Holmes began buying guns nearly two months before the shooting and recently bought 6,000 rounds of ammunition over…

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