James Holmes, the suspect in the Batman movie massacre appeared in court for the first time today. He is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 more in a mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado last week.
Holmes’ hair was dyed orange and he showed little emotion, even appearing to nod off at times, as he sat in court. He is expected to be formally charged next week and prosecutors are considering, hardly surprising, the death penalty.
Holmes has been kept in solitary confinement since his arrest and has been very uncooperative thus far.
According to police, Holmes began buying guns and ammunition more than two months ago, including 6000 rounds which were purchased on the internet.
Shortly after his arrest Holmes also informed police that his apartment was rigged with explosives and booby traps – they had to spend most of the weekend evacuating the surrounding area while they disabled the live wires and made it safe for investigators.
Among the items discovered in Holmes’ apartment was a Batman mask.