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Colorado suspect in court

Prosecutors have outlined their case against James Holmes, the American student charged with shooting a dozen people to death at a screening of a "Batman" film at a cinema in Colorado last July.

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Suspect in 'Batman' shooting to return to court in US

Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes at his first court appearance in July 2012 Credit: REUTERS/RJ Sangosti/Pool

The American student charged with shooting a dozen people to death at a screening of a "Batman" film at a cinema in Colorado last July will return to court today for a preliminary hearing.

James Holmes, 25, faces more than 160 charges including first degree murder and attempted murder.

The purpose of the preliminary hearing, which will last around a week, is for prosecutors to try to convince a judge they have enough evidence to put him on trial.

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