Survivors describe Friday's theater massacre
POSTED: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 1:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — 24 hours after Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court there are more questions than answers about the suspect's state of mind.
During a brief preliminary court hearing on Monday the 24-year-old seemed dazed, bizarre and lacking focus.
Some legal analysts predict an insanity plea.
"I think that's the only option the defense has," says attorney Harvey Steinberg. "The question becomes 'mentally did you understand what you were doing and should you be held accountable?'"
David Sanchez was also in courtroom, there for his daughter Katie Medley, who couldn't attend because she was about to have a baby.
Monday night Katie was in labor while her husband Caleb remained in a coma after shielding her from the gunfire.
There are many other stories of heroism.
24-year-old Alex Teves died protecting his girlfriend amanda.
Teves' father spoke about his son and the grief he's now feeling.
"He was one of the best sons any man can ever have and I've been honored to know him," he said.
Charges are expected to be filed on Monday.
It could be a year or more before the case actually goes to trial.