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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Case outlined in Aurora shooting hearing

James Holmes, 25, faces more than 160 charges Credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office/PA

Prosecutors have outlined their case against the American student charged with shooting a dozen people to death at a cinema in Colorado last July.

The hearing today, in which James Holmes, 25, faces more than 160 charges including first degree murder and attempted murder, will determine whether the case will go to trial.

According to investigators, Holmes was wearing body armour and a gas mask when he opened fire and tossed two gas canisters into the cinema on July 20th.

Twelve people died and 58 were wounded in the cinema which was screening the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

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