James Holmes in court - 7/23
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes was wide-eyed, frowning and unshaven Monday as he made his first court appearance handcuffed with reddish orange hair.
He showed little emotion as he sat staring down. At one point, he closed his eyes as a judge spoke.
District attorney Carol Chambers provided no information on whether Holmes was on medication.
She said it will be months before a decision is made on whether to seek the death penalty.
Holmes appeared after being accused of the shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.
The judge says he will be formally charged next Monday.
Authorities say the 24-year-old former graduate student is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack.
Video of the hearing was streamed live on the Internet and television but there were problems with the audio feed.
Colo. massacre suspect mum as he heads to court
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Police in Aurora, Colo., say James Holmes has been silent as he prepares for his first court appearance today following the theater shootings which left 12 people dead and 58 injured.
Holmes has been held in solitary confinement at an Arapahoe County detention facility but will be moved to a next-door courtroom where the charges against him will be read. He may also learn whether he faces additional counts.
Authorities have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack on midnight moviegoers at a Batman film premiere.
Holmes has been assigned a public defender.
Police have said that Holmes began buying guns at Denver-area stores nearly two months before Friday's shooting and that he received at least 50 packages in four months at his home and at school.
Security tight ahead of Holmes court appearance
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Security is tight outside the courthouse where the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting is set to make his first appearance.
Uniformed sheriff's deputies are stationed outside, and deputies are positioned on the roofs of both court buildings at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, south of Denver.
James Holmes is being held in solitary confinement in jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He'll be moved Monday to a nearby courtroom for a 9:30 a.m. MDT hearing, where he will hear the pending charges against him. Prosecutors will have 72 hours to file formal charges.
Authorities have disclosed that Holmes is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the attack that killed 12 and injured 58 moviegoers at a Batman film premiere.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado prosecutor says the suspect in the mass shooting at a midnight Batman film screening could face the death penalty.
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers said Monday that her office is considering pursuing that punishment against James Holmes. She says a decision will be made in consultation with victims' families.
Holmes makes his first court appearance Monday. The 24-year-old former graduate student is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Holmes is suspected in a shooting at a theater in a Denver suburb that killed 12 people and injured 58.