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September 21, 2012
Arapahoe County Sheriff photo

This photo released on Sept. 20, 2012 by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office shows James Holmes. Holmes is being held on charges in the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater on July 20 that killed 12 people and wounded 52.

Rj Sangosti photo

FILE - In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Holmes smiled and glanced around the courtroom during a hearing Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, a marked difference from his dazed, silent appearances in the past. The bright orange hair was gone and was now short and brown. Prosecutors gave up their efforts to get access to a notebook by Holmes that they think details a violent attack.

Bill Robles photo

This courtroom sketch shows suspected theater shooter James Holmes during a motions hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at the Aurora theater on July 20 that killed twelve people and injured more than 50.

Bill Robles photo

This courtroom sketch shows Daniel King, the defense attorney for suspected theater shooter James Holmes, talking to District Judge William B. Sylvester during a motions hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at the Aurora theater on July 20 that killed twelve people and injured more than 50.