July 30, 2012 James Holmes faces two counts for each of the 12 people killed and 2 for each of the 58 people wounded in the July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater. He's also been charged with using deadly weapons and having explosives.
James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on July 23.
July 30, 2012 Prosecutors are expected to formally file charges today against James Holmes. But it will be months, if not longer, before there's any trial. And if they seek the death penalty, the case could take years to resolve.
James Holmes in a photograph taken by police during his booking.
Arapahoe County Sheriff
July 27, 2012 The alleged gunman sent a Colorado University professor a package that police seized Monday.
A medical building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
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July 26, 2012 Law enforcement sources tell several news outlets that the notebook was sent by James Holmes. There are also reports that it contains drawings about a massacre.
An ambulance and police cars outside the Century 16 movie theater complex in Aurora, Colo, during the early hours of July 20, 2012. A gunman attacked an audience there — killing 12 people and wounding 58.
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July 25, 2012 The attack overwhelmed first responders' resources. The result was an "outside in" response, the Denver Post reports, during which some of the less seriously injured got treated before those who were critically wounded.
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July 24, 2012 If the defense can show a suspect didn't know what he did was wrong, an insanity plea might work. But that's a tough standard. You can be mentally ill and still be judged guilty.
James Holmes, in an Arapahoe County, Colo., court on Monday.
July 23, 2012 A dazed-looking James Holmes, his hair dyed a reddish orange, said nothing. He mostly stared down and ahead. Meanwhile, authorities say more likely would have died, but the gunman's semiautomatic assault rifle apparently malfunctioned.
A photo of James Holmes released by the University of Colorado Denver.
University of Colorado Denver
July 21, 2012 "It appears he was a study in contrast," The Denver Post reports. The man arrested after a shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and about 58 wounded was just "Jimmy" Holmes in high school. In college, he was a top student.
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