James Holmes Gets 14 Counts Of Attempted Murder Added To Charges

In July 2012, James Holmes went on a shooting rampage in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.  The shooting rampage took place during a screen of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”  As of yesterday, 14 counts of attempted murder have been added by the prosectors to his charge.  Prosecutors amended 5 other counts that have already been brought against him according to USA Today.

James Holmes

Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others at the crowded movie premiere of the movie.  Throughout the shooting, Holmes was wearing body armor and a gas mask.  Holmes is a former neuroscience graduate student.  When hearing the new charges, Holmes sat quietly for 75 minutes.  He did not show any kind of reaction when defense attorney Dan King said that there is so much preliminary investigation still remaining.  Mr. King said “we cannot begin to examine the nature and depth of Mr. Holmes’ mental illness.”

Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense had continued their objections during the meeting yesterday about the media efforts on behalf of the public.  If 12 counts of attempted murder are approved by the court, Holmes would have a 166 number of counts against him.

Prosecutors announced that they have added 18,000 pages of investigation documents along with 99 CDs and 210 DVDs with the defense team.  A case is ready for its a crucial preliminary hearing scheduled for November 13th.  The November 13th hearing will be the first time that evidence against Holmes will be unveiled in a public court hearing.  A judge will weigh the evidence before a decision is made about it.



This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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