updated - May 25, 2013 Saturday EDT
James Holmes, the man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater during a showing of the new "Batman" made his first court appearance on Monday. Holmes looked drowsy and emotionless with his hair dyed shades of orange and red.
In front of a packed courtroom today in Colorado District Court in Centennial, a suburb of Denver, Judge William Sylvester advised Holmes of his rights and set a July 30 hearing for formal charges. Holmes was dressed in a red prison clothing, and sat in the jury box with a defense lawyer, blinking often while occasionally staring at his hands.
"We will want to get victims' input," Chambers said at a press conference following the initial hearing. "Everyone is interested in a fair trial with a just outcome."
About 40 members of the victims' families were seated on the left side of the courtroom. One family member seated in the front row glared at Holmes throughout.
When Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester asked Holmes a question, he remained expressionless and an attorney answered for him.
The photo's release comes a few hours after Holmes made his first appearance in court in Centennial, Colo. Monday. Wearing orange-red hair and looking at times emotional and at other times bleary-eyed, Holmes sat in a maroon jailhouse jumpsuit as Chief Judge William Sylvester advised him of the case.
The rampage was the deadliest shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999 and the worst mass shooting in the U.S. since November 2009, when 13 people were killed at Fort Hood in Texas.
t least five family members of people who died in the shooting at a July 20 showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" were in the courtroom today, according to Casimir Spencer, a spokeswoman for Chambers.
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