Former PhD neuroscience student James Holmes who opened fire on Dark Knight Rises moviegoers, killing 12 and injuring dozens of others was officially charged today with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in an untelevised hearing.
Because James randomly shot into the Century 16 movie theater crowd and didn’t seem to be aiming at any one person in particular, he is being charged with “depraved indifference murder,” meaning there are two counts of murder for each victim.
The trial is expected to last at least a year, and no word yet as to whether James’ attorneys are looking to claim an insanity defense.
This sad, sad story is far from over…
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