James Holmes, is known as the person that killed 12 people and murdered over 50 during a screening of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. This morning he appeared in trial. He had dyed his hair in a red-orange color before the shooting and claimed that he was “the Joker” when he was arrested. In court he was wearing a red jumpsuit and had an odd demeanor.
When he was informed about being charged for first degree murder for killing 12 people, he appeared to be sedated in court. His eyes kept opening and closing. He also appeared to be dozing off while the judge was speaking and did not say a word during the hearing. He also started blinking wildly while in court.
Because of the egregious nature of the crimes he committed, he will be kept in custody with no-bail hold. Holmes has been forbidden from contacting any of the victims or their families. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers talked to the media outside of the courthouse.
She said that prosecutors have not decided if they will pursue the death penalty. Prosecutors also said that they did not know if Holmes was on any kind of medication during the hearing and they believe Holmes’ trial will not start until a year from now.
Watch the video of Holmes in court below: