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Fri Aug 17, 2012, 06:05 AM

Accused Colorado theater shooter in court for hearing

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Accused movie theater gunman James Holmes returned to a Colorado courtroom on Thursday for a motions hearing, as defense lawyers and prosecutors set the stage for what will be a series of legal showdowns surrounding evidence in the high-profile case.

Shackled and clad in maroon prison garb with his dyed red hair fading to shades of pink and orange, Holmes appeared alert but sat silently at the defense table throughout the 30-minute proceeding.

The 24-year-old former University of Colorado neuroscience graduate student is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" at a suburban Denver theater on July 20, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.

Thursday's hearing centered on procedural and scheduling items ahead of evidentiary hearings on what information the University of Colorado has in its possession about Holmes that can be seen by law enforcement.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/17/us-usa-shooting-denver-idUSBRE87G01V20120817

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