Watch LIVE (11:30 am EST): Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes Appears In Court
The initial advisement hearing will take place at the Arapahoe County Courthouse, marking the first time Holmes will been seen in public since his arrest immediately after the shootings.
Holmes has spent the last several days in the Arapahoe County Detention Center on suspicion of the multiple counts of first-degree murder. The county’s top public defender James O’Connor will represent Holmes.
According to WPTV, the case is likely to stay in state court and today’s appearance will be brief. Following the court appearance, the district attorney will reportedly have 72 hours to file formal charges against Holmes, which will then be followed by an arraignment with formal charges. Carol Chambers, the District Attorney, will have to decide whether she will seek the death penalty for Holmes. If not, the alleged shooter would face mandatory life in prison without parole if found guilty of the first-degree murder charges
District Attorney Carol Chambers must decide if her office will seek the death penalty in the case. If not, Holmes would get mandatory life in prison without parole if found guilty of the first-degree murder charges that would be filed against him.
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