Posted: Aug 10, 2012 9:49 AM by John Blackstone, CBS News
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers for James Holmes, the man charged in the Batman movie massacre, said Thursday that Holmes is mentally ill. The disclosure came when the lawyers appeared with Holmes at a Colorado court hearing into the attack that left 12 dead and 58 wounded -- an attack that has left Holmes facing multiple murder charges that carry the death penalty.
It was a one hour and 20-minute hearing in which Holmes didn't seem to be engaged in any way. He sat with his hands shackled and folded in his lap, often just staring at the court house ceiling.
When Holmes first appeared in court July 23, his demeanor and expression raised questions about his mental state.
Colo. shooting suspect James Holmes' lawyers: He's mentally ill
In court Thursday, he seemed little changed. As Holmes stared wide eyed around the courtroom, defense attorney Daniel King referred to him as mentally ill.
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