Denver shooting suspect James Holmes has been formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.
The 24 murder charges include 12 counts of first-degree murder and 12 counts of 'murder with extreme indifference'.
The charges were formally presented as the 24-year-old made his second court appearance since his arrest moments after the massacre during a packed showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" shortly after midnight on July 20.
The star of The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale, has visited a Denver hospital to meet survivors of the Aurora cinema shootings.
James Holmes, the 24-year-old man accused of killing twelve people at a cinema in Colorado, has made his first appearance in court.
The US president met with families and survivors as thousands gathered for an evening memorial service to remember the victims.