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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Judge: Sufficient evidence to try James Holmes on 12 counts of murder

James Holmes seen in court shortly after the Colorado shootings. Credit: Reuters

A Colorado judge ordered accused movie theatre gunman James Holmes to stand trial on charges he killed 12 people and wounded dozens more in a shooting rampage at a midnight screening of a Batman movie last summer.

Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester ruled that prosecutors had shown probable cause that Holmes committed the crimes and ordered him bound for trial on all counts.

He said Holmes should continue to be held without bail.

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