Aurora Suspect in Court

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POSTED: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:31am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 9:35pm

The suspect in the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting made his initial court appearance Monday morning.

24-year-old James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in one of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Holmes appeared before a judge for what's being called an "initial advisement".

A decision on official charges and whether to pursue the death penalty is expected to come later.

It's the first real look the public's had of the suspect who has been held in solitary confinement since being taken into custody within minutes of the shooting early Friday morning.

Holmes, sporting dyed orange hair and wearing a maroon jail jumpsuit, is reportedly refusing to cooperate with investigators.  

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Clearly a psychologically disturbed individual with a flight from reality. This young man needed help that is so lacking in our healthcare system today! We should be angry that people who need psychological care are put in ED's or dismissed to a psych facility for a few days stay. Many like this man need long term help that will enable him to get the treatment needed to prevent tragedies like this in Colorado from happening again. President Regan shut these places down - we need to re-opened!

Clearly a psychologically disturbed individual with a flight from reality. This young man needed help that is so lacking in our healthcare system today! We should be angry that people who need psychological care are put in ED's or dismissed to a psych facility for a few days stay. Many like this man need long term help that will enable him to get the treatment needed to prevent tragedies like this in Colorado from happening again. President Regan shut these places down - we need to re-opened!

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