James Holmes Joker

Joker Holmes James Holmes, the shooter in theaters Aurora, Colorado, on trial. Prosecutors formally charged a former graduate student with 24 charges of first degree murder and several other charges. Dozens of people were killed and 58 injured because of him.

He faces 12 charges of first degree murder, 12 charges of first degree murder with the "universal evil that manifests extreme indifference to the value of human life," 58 charges of first degree murder trial, and another 58 "universal crimes" relating to charges of attempted murder.

Extreme indifference means that every life sentences be served consecutively, not simultaneously, said Craig Silverman, a former Denver prosecutor's deputy chief.

Attorney Carol Chambers believes that Holmes, 24, acted with premeditation. He bought rifles, semi-automatic assault rifles, two semi-automatic guns, 6,000 rounds of ammunition, and other equipment in the weeks leading methodical attack on the cinema which is not far from where she lived.

During the trial, Holmes seemed more wary than the initial view that looks puzzled last week. He seemed to negotiate with the defenders, spun in his chair and rotate the view or widened her eyes at trial that lasted 45 minutes.

Holmes said only one word - "yes" - when he was asked by Judge William Sylvester if he waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 35 days. He showed no reaction when the legal adviser warned he could face life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted. Unclear whether prosecutors will charge him with the death penalty in such cases.

Holmes has been held without bond and was isolated in a local detention since police arrested him. Holmes's defense team said in a court filing Friday that he was a patient Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist and medical director at the University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, where Holmes is a doctoral candidate in neuroscience program before retiring on June 10 . If found mentally ill, Holmes could be free of all charges.