Theater massacre suspect appears in Colorado courtroom

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James Eagan Holmes appeared in court for the first time today after he was arrested last week in the deaths of 12 people in a mass shooting at a sold-out movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

The hearing was held to advise Holmes, 24, of his rights. Official charges aren’t filed at a so-called “advisement” hearing; under Colorado law, prosecutors will now have 72 hours to file charges, but in especially complicated cases, judges have the leeway to give them more time.

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Theater massacre suspect appears in Colorado courtroom

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