Aurora Shooter James Holmes Formally Charged

On Monday, Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been formally charged in his second court appearance after a mass shooting in Colorado on Friday, July 20.

Holmes faces a total of 142 official counts for his role in the theater shooting, including charges of first-degree murder. The charges include 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

Holmes was additionally charged with being in possession of explosives after investigators discovered that his apartment was rigged to explode.

Holmes took 12 lives and wounded 59 other moviegoers in his attack on the audience at the Century 15 theater in Aurora, Colorado.

Holmes first court appearance on July 23 was broadcast live nationally, but this appearance was not broadcast upon request of the defense.

h/t AP

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