Colorado Shooter Could Face Death Penalty

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As the suspected gunman in the Colorado
theater massacre heads to his first court appearance Monday, authorities
have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take
months to learn what prompted the horrific attack on midnight moviegoers
at a Batman film premiere.

James Holmes has been held in solitary confinement at an Arapahoe County
detention facility since Friday but will be moved to a nearby courtroom
for a 9:30 a.m. MDT hearing, where he will hear the pending charges
against him. Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder,
and he could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and
weapons violations.

Prosecutors will have 72 hours from the hearing to formally charge the 24-year-old Aurora resident originally from California.