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Denver shooting suspect to make second court appearance

James Holmes, seen here in court a week ago, makes a second appearance today. Credit: Reuters

The former graduate student accused of killing 12 people in a shooting spree at cinema near Denver is due to make a second court appearance today.

Criminal charges against James Holmes, 24, who has remained jailed since his arrest, are expected to be formally presented at today's hearing, which will not be televised.

At his initial court hearing one week ago, Holmes said nothing and appeared dazed and groggy, occasionally closing his eyes as if fighting off sleep.

Woman seriously injured in Aurora cinema shooting suffers a miscarriage

The woman who is critically injured suffered a miscarriage as a result of her injuries her family has said. Ashley Moser, 25 was shot in the neck and abdomen during the July 20 midnight premier of 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

Moser's daughter, six year old Veronica Moser-Sullivan was the youngest to die in the attack.

The man suspected of carrying out the massacre in Aurora, James Holmes, is being held in solitary confinement and without bond in the Arapahoe County jail.

He will appear in court on Monday, when prosecutors are expected to formally charge the former University of Colorado neuroscience graduate student with multiple charges of first degree murder.


Denver survivor's 'miracle' escape after shotgun pellet passed through her brain

Neurosurgeon Dr Michael Rauzzino, indicates the path of the shotgun pellet through Petra Anderson's brain. Credit: Miranda Leitsinger / NBC News

A victim of the Denver shooting is lucky to be after alive being hit by a shotgun blast during the attack that killed 12 people last Friday, NBC news reports.

Three pellets struck 22-year-old Petra Anderson's arm and one went through her head but missed the brain's many blood vessels and key sections controlling vital functions.

Her neurosurgeon, Dr Michael Rauzzino said: "I would say this is definitely a miracle.

"If the pellet had wavered a millimetre, really in any direction from what it actually took, then she would have likely either died or been severely injured."

Reports: Denver killings suspect 'sent notebook to psychiatrist detailing his plans'

The man accused of carrying out a massacre at a screening of Batman reportedly tried to tell the University of Colorado "he was going to kill people".

Fox News reports that James Holmes sent a notebook with details of his plan to a psychiatrist there. But it is claimed the parcel sat unopened in the post room for as long as a week before its discovery on Monday

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes Credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office


Batman star Christian Bale visits Aurora victims

Batman star Christian Bale visited survivors of the Colorado shooting and thanked medical staff and police officers who responded to the attack that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.

Bale visited with little advance warning and also stopped by a makeshift memorial to the victims near the movie theatre that was showing "The Dark Knight Rises" when the gunfire erupted.

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