Prosecutors seek more charges against theater shooting suspect
updated 8:44 PM EDT, Wed September 19, 2012
James Holmes, the accused Aurora, Colorado, gunman may face more charges.
- Prosecutors want to add 10 more counts, bring total to 152 charges
- Judge has issued gag order, so no details on what new charges would be
- James Holmes is due in court Thursday morning
(CNN) -- Prosecutors in the case of James Holmes, the accused Aurora, Colorado, gunman, have filed a motion to add 10 charges to more than 140 he already faces, a state court official said Wednesday.
The state is also seeking to amend 17 of the original charges, Rob McCallum, a public information officer with the Office of the State Court Administrator.
Cynthia Davis, center, visits the roadside memorial set up for victims of the Colorado shooting massacre across the street from the Century 16 movie theater on Monday, July 30, in Aurora, Colorado. Twelve people were killed in the theater early July 20 during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." Suspect James Holmes was taken into custody shortly after the attack. More photos: Colorado movie theater shooting
Colorado massacre: Mourning the victims
The public gets its first glimpse of James Holmes, 24, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting during his initial court appearance Monday, July 23. With his hair dyed reddish-orange, Holmes, here with public defender Tamara Brady, showed little emotion. He is accused of opening fire in a movie theater Friday, July 20, in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. More photos: Mourning the victims of the Colorado theater massacre
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If added, the new charges would bring to 152 the counts against Holmes.
Remembering the victims
Holmes is accused of opening fire July 20 in Aurora during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 people and injuring 58. Holmes, 24, has been charged with murder and attempted murder and also faces weapons charges.
He is scheduled to be in court at 9 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) Thursday for a motions hearing.
The prosecution and defense argued for many documents in the case to remain sealed -- the former to assure the integrity of the continuing investigation, and the latter to protect Holmes' right to a fair trial. A judge granted the gag order on August 13.
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CNN's Calandra Corder contributed to this report.
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