Batman shooting accused swaps orange hair for beard

James Holmes, who is accused of killing and wounding dozens in a shooting at a cinema in Colorado, appeared in court today with unkempt hair and a beard.

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James Holmes listens with public defender Tamara Brady at his arraignment in Centennial, Colorado
James Holmes listens with public defender Tamara Brady at his arraignment in Centennial, Colorado Credit: REUTERS/R.J. Sangosti/Pool

The defendant raise eyebrows when he arrived at his first court hearing with orange-dyed hair, appearing to be dazed and uncomprehending.

James Holmes' first court appearance after the shooting
James Holmes' first court appearance after the shooting Credit: Reuters

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Denver shooting not guilty plea

A judge in the US has entered an automatic plea of not guilty for James Holmes, the man accused of killing and injuring dozens in the 'Batman cinema shooting' in Colorado last July.