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Nov 14, 2012 8:36 PM by Kate Richards

Sources: Suspect James Holmes attempts suicide

CENTENNIAL - Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes was hospitalized after trying to harm himself inside his cell Tuesday according to our partners at 9News.

9News reports that sources told them Holmes made three attempts at harming himself but described them as "unaggressive."

On the first attempt he stood on his bed and fell backwards, trying to hit his head. In the second attempt he ran across his cell to hit his head. In the third attempt he tried hitting his head against a wall.

After the three incidents, Holmes was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. He was back in his cell Wednesday.

Defense lawyers say Holmes' condition prevented him from attending a court hearing scheduled for Thursday.

The defense asked the judge to postpone the hearing, which was scheduled to discuss pretrial motions and media requests for information under state open records laws.

The 24-year-old Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring at least 58 by opening fire in a crowded theater on July 20. He's being held without bail and hasn't entered a plea.

 

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