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Denver Airport investigates 'possible security threat'

Denver International Airport (file photo) Credit: Reuters

Denver International Airport has evacuated part of its main terminal to investigate a 'possible security threat'.

Judge accepts insanity plea in US movie shooting

A judge in America has accepted an insanity plea from the suspect in the deadly Colorado cinema shooting. It means James Holmes now faces a lengthy mental evaluation. He is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

James Holmes and his defence attorney in court in Centennial, Colorado Credit: Reuters

At today's hearing, the judge, Carlos Samour Jr said: "I find Mr Holmes understands the effects and consequences of the not guilty by reason of insanity plea."

Holmes entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Credit: Reuters

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.

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 Credit: Reuters

Not guilty plea in Batman cinema shooting case

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

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.

Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses. Such a change could be the only way Holmes could avoid life in prison or execution.

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