CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The suspect accused of carrying out a mass shooting in an Aurora movie theater was formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder Monday morning.
According to prosecutors, 24-year-old James Holmes walked into the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on June 20 and opened fire. Police say 12 people died in the shooting and 58 were injured.
According to earlier reports, the suspect is being held in solitary confinement. At the request of the defense, District Chief Judge William Sylvester barred video taping of the hearing.