Ten new charges are sought against the accused Colorado gunman, James Holmes
Colorado prosecutors are looking to accuse Colorado shooter, James Holmes, with 10 more counts on top of the 142 counts he already has against him. The gunman was arrested following the July movie theatre shootings in Aurora, CO that killed 12 people and injured 58 others during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises.
According to the Denver Post, it was not clear what the additional chargers were from a register of court actions. The judge in the case has ordered nearly all court filings be sealed.
There was also a separate motion filed to amend the 16 counts of attempted murder and one count of crime-of-violence sentence enhancement against Holmes.
Prosecutors have also given up on attempting to see the notebook that James Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist on the night of the Aurora shootings. The notebook is rumored to have contained plans of the massacre. It will automatically become evidence should Holmes’ lawyers pursue an insanity defense.
Holmes faces 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. In weeks leading up to the shooting, several reports said he was making threats to peers and professors and dropped out of the neuroscience program.