Theater Shooting

Jul 23, 2012 9:45 AM by Jennifer Horbelt

Aurora theater shooting suspect may face death penalty

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado prosecutor says the suspect in the mass shooting at a midnight Batman film screening could face the death penalty.

Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers said Monday that her office is considering pursuing that punishment against James Holmes. She says a decision will be made in consultation with victims' families.

Holmes makes his first court appearance Monday. The 24-year-old former graduate student is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Holmes is suspected in a shooting at a theater in a Denver suburb that killed 12 people and injured 58.

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