The fanfare of his previous court appearance wasn’t evident for the world to see, after cameras were barred from the hearing, but James Holmes behavior was said to be equally as bizarre as that now-infamous, eye-rolling of July 23.
Today, Holmes, responsible for the deaths of twelve people after embarking on a shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, was charged with 24 counts of first degree murder today, two counts for each of the people he is accused of killing.
The 24-year-old was also charged with 116 counts of attempted first degree murder.
According to ABC, Holmes appeared in court wearing a maroon colored jumpsuit, his hair still dyed an orange-pink color, and his loopy mannerisms similar to his first appearance in court. Throughout the hearing, Holmes’ eyes sporadically grew wider as he raised his eyebrows, stared blankly around the room, and then stared down into his lap.
He spoke once, when the judge asked him whether he wanted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing within 30 days, answering simply, “Yes”.
Do you think he deserves the harshest of penalties: Lethal Injection?