Dark Knight Suspect Gets Rid of Orange Hair
James Holmes looks more lively in court
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2012 3:24 PM CDT
This photo released on Sept. 20 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office shows James Holmes.   (AP Photo/Arapahoe County Sheriff)

(Newser) Dark Knight shooting suspect James Holmes had a court hearing today, and his physical appearance is getting just as much play as the legal developments. His bushy orange hair is gone, replaced by a crew cut of his natural brown hair. The description from AP: Holmes "appeared more animated during the hearing. He smiled and glanced around the courtroom, looking at his lawyers and reporters covering the hearing. He appeared to be moving his mouth but not actually talking."

At the hearing, prosecutors dropped their fight to get their hands on a notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist just before the shooting, reports the Denver Post. The prosecution fears the legal battle over the notebook would delay the trial too much. Plus, they might get a peek if Holmes uses an insanity defense. The notebook reportedly contains plans for the attack and could shed light into Holmes' state of mind.

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Sep 22, 2012 4:50 AM CDT
That crazy Flapping pancake!
Sep 21, 2012 11:19 AM CDT
what a sad joke! everyone knows he did it! just hang him and save time and money!
Sep 21, 2012 6:32 AM CDT
He still looks like an idiot, and his ACTING like he is insane doesn't cut it. He is just a stupid asshole looking for attention, and should be removed from the planet. Someone insane doesn't realize they are insane, and probably don't research various mental disorders before killing people. He is just trying to get away with his own stupidity, and thinks he is being clever. Either way, execute him. let's not go into all the bullshit about "rehabilitating" him. It ain't gonna happen!