If “crazy” had a picture in the dictionary THIS would be it!!! SMH…
Meet James E. Holmes, the man accused of going on a wild shooting rampage in a packed movie theater during a midnight premiere of the new Batman film.
Holmes made his first court appearance this morning (Monday, July 23, 2012), finally giving the public a glimpse of the 24-year-old former doctoral candidate since his arrest moments after the gunfire ended early Friday.
Appearing dazed and confused, the man who identified himself to police as “The Joker,” dressed in a maroon jumpsuit over a white T-shirt, with his hair dyed various shades of orange.
Holms sat in court without blinking for long periods and at times, his eyes fluttered, then squeezed tight and reopened in a blank stare. He gave little indication that he was paying attention to the courtroom procedure that ended with assurances that he will continue to be held without bond.
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Prosecutors asked the judge, which the court granted, for more time to file charges in the horrific case, in which Holmes allegedly shot 70 people – 12 fatally – early Friday in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Holmes is set to be arraigned next week. He was placed on a no-bond hold.
But despite all of the tragedy that came out of Friday’s “Dark Knight” rampage in Aurora there was at least news of one miracle: the unborn child of a severely injured victim of the massacre has so far survived — despite at least one bullet puncturing her mother’s abdomen.
Pregnant 25-year-old Ashley Moser — and the baby she is still carrying in her womb — somehow survived a vicious fusillade from a semiautomatic assault rifle that struck her three times.
But the good news was undercut by tragedy — Moser’s angelic, 6-year-old daughter Veronica had become the youngest victim of crazed, Joker-inspired shooting suspect James Holmes. (read more)
As of late Sunday, at least 17 people remained hospitalized — eight in critical condition — in five area hospitals.