Alleged Aurora Shooter James Holmes Charged With 24 Counts of Murder

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James Eagan Holmes, the 24-year-old accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others during a mass shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., was charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder on Monday during his second court appearance, according to MTV News.

Holmes received two different murder charges for each of the victims in the case, one for intentional murder and one for depraved and indifferent actions leading to murder. He was also charged with 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, ending up with 142 counts in all.

MTV News reports that Holmes appeared "less spaced-out this time," after appearing "dazed and unfocused" at his first court appearance last week, but he again did not address the court, only commenting "yes" when asked if he would waive his right to a preliminary hearing within 35 days. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Head over to MTV News for the full story and for continuing coverage of the case.