Red-haired ‘Dark Knight massacre gunman’ appears wide-eyed and unemotional in first court appearance as prosecutors seek death penalty
James Holmes, 24, accused of shooting dead 12 and wounding 58
Appeared unemotional and tired at Arapahoe Country Courthouse
Prosecutors said they will seek death penalty on advice of family members
Legal experts: Defense likely to pursue insanity defense
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 10:36 EST, 23 July 2012 | UPDATED: 11:06 EST, 23 July 2012
Wide-eyed, swaying and despondent – the gunman suspected of brutally slaying 12 people during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado has appeared in court for the first time.
James Holmes, 24, who has dyed his hair red in a reported bid to look like The Joker, sat silently and looked straight ahead in Arapahoe County Courthouse as the judge advised him of the case.
Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder after he shot dead 12 cinema-goers and wounded 58 in a horrifying shooting spree just after midnight on Friday morning.
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