Accused theater gunman James Holmes makes his first court appearance

POSTED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 2:13pm

The suspect in the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting made his initial court appearance Monday morning.

24-year-old James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in one of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Holmes appeared before a judge for what's being called an "initial advisement".

A decision on official charges and whether to pursue the death penalty is expected to come later.

It's the first real look the public's had of the suspect who has been held in solitary confinement since being taken into custody within minutes of the shooting early Friday morning.

Holmes, sporting dyed orange hair and wearing a maroon jail jumpsuit, is reportedly refusing to cooperate with investigators.

   

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