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Colorado theater shooting suspect faces new charges

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 12:47 PM EDT, Sat October 13, 2012
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. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/21/us/gallery/colorado-mourning-victims/index.html' target='_blank'>More photos: Mourning the victims of the Colorado theater massacre</a> 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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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Alleged gunman James Holmes is facing 14 more attempted murder charges
  • Holmes is accused of barging into a movie theater in July and opening fire on the audience
  • 12 people were killed and 58 were injured

(CNN) -- A Colorado judge has approved 14 more attempted murder charges against the man accused of killing 12 people at a theater in July.

James Holmes, 24, allegedly barged into a theater in Aurora, Colorado, and opened fire on the audience as they watched "The Dark Knight Rises." With the approval of the new charges Thursday, he now faces 152 charges, including murder and weapons offenses.

Fifty-eight people were injured in the July 20 shooting.

Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student at the University of Colorado, was arrested the night of the rampage. He was wearing body armor and had a cache of weapons, police said.

He is expected to be back in court on October 25 for a hearing about whether police investigators leaked information about the case.

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