These are the latest pictures of James Holmes, the man suspected of being the masked gunman who opened fire at a packed showing of The Dark Knight Rises at an Aurora cinema back in July 2012.
Using multiple firearms and tear gas, the gunman fired indiscriminately into the crowd, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50 others.
Holmes was arrested at the scene and is the sole suspect. He appeared for arraignment in Centennial, Colorado on Tuesday. He is pictured sat next to public defender Tamara Brady and at the arraignment the judge entered the standard not-guilty plea on the suspect’s behalf. The judge was forced to submit this plea as Holmes’ defense was apparently unprepared to put in a plea. They do have the option to change this plea at a later date with many expecting that a plea of “not guilty by reason of insanity” will be put forward.
When Holmes was first arrested in connection to the tragic incident he sported bright orange hair and looked dazed, confused and generally “out of it”. It was unclear whether he had been given medication to sedate him, but he certainly had the appearance of someone who was heavily medicated. Now Holmes has his natural hair color again and has grown a beard, however his hazy expression is still much the same.
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