Holmes appeared in the courtroom in the Arapahoe County Courthouse, accused of opening fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater that left 12 people dead and 58 injured.
James was charged for 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder, 116 counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of an explosive device, and one count of a sentence enhancer for a crime of violence.
Holmes waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 35 days. The district attorney has yet to decide whether to seek the death penalty in the case.
After the hearing, Holmes was returned to the county jail where he is being held in sequestered confinement.
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