Aurora Shooter Charged with 24 Counts of Murder

Holmes also faces 116 counts of attempted murder.


The former graduate student accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of the new "Batman" film in Colorado, killing 12 people, was charged on Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

James Holmes, who was arrested behind the Century 16 multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora moments after the July 20 shooting at a packed showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," made his second court appearance on Monday.

Fifty-eight people were wounded, some of whom remain in critical condition.