Monarch Programmed James Holmes makes court appearance in Colorado theater shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – James Holmes, the suspect in last week’s deadly shooting rampage in a suburban movie theater, made his first court appearance Monday, his hair dyed reddish-orange in an apparent nod to the comic book world of the Caped Crusader.
Friday’s shooting — during a showing of the latest Batman movie,”The Dark Knight Rises”— killed 12 people and injured 58. Wearing a maroon jail jumpsuit, Holmes, 24, spent much of the brief hearing with his eyes down, frowning or staring off into space. Unshaven, he appeared dazed as the legal proceedings took place around him, even shutting his eyes at one point.
Police searched Holmes’ booby-trapped Aurora apartment over the weekend, recovering Batman mementos and posters. Last week, police officials, including New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, had told reporters that Holmes considered himself an arch-villain from the Batman mythology.
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