Colorado Suspect Charged with 24 Counts of MurderSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:46
Colorado Suspect Charged with 24 Counts of Murder
Jul 30, 12:24 PM (ET)
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and P. SOLOMON BANDA
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado prosecutors have formally charged a former doctorate student with 24 counts of murder in the shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes appeared Monday 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 a one count of possession of explosives. Authorities say he booby trapped his apartment.