James Holmes Charged With 140 Counts

24 counts of murder for accused 'Dark Knight' gunman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 30, 2012 11:42 AM CDT
James Holmes, third from right, sits in district court Monday, July 30, 2012, in Centennial, Colo., during his arraignment where he was formally charged.   (AP Photo/Jeff Kandyba, Pool)
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(Newser) – Colorado prosecutors have formally charged James Holmes with 24 counts of murder in the shooting at an Aurora movie theater. The 24-year-old appeared in court today and was also formally charged with 116 counts of attempted murder. Twelve people were killed and 58 people were wounded or injured. The breakdown of the charges was not immediately clear. He's also charged with one count of possession of explosives. Legal analysts expect the case to be dominated by arguments over his sanity.

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