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The gunman accused of murdering 12 people and inuring 58 others inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater during a showing of The Dark Knight Riseslast Friday made his first appearance in court today.
24-year old James E. Holmes appeared to be heavily sedated throughout the proceeding. He struggled to keep his eyes open and was barely focused as Judge William B. Sylvester spoke.
The hearing, known as an advisement, took place at the Arapahoe County Justice Center.
Holmes wore a maroon jumpsuit while sitting next to his defense attorney. His feet were shackled and it has been reported that he has been wearing a bullet proof vest while in jail to keep other inmates from stabbing him.
Prosecutors will formally file charges on July 30th. District Attorney Carol Chambers said her office is considering the death penalty against Holmes.
Police still have no motive for the shooting.