AURORA, Colo. -- The man accused of opening fire in a crowded Aurora movie theater is due to appear in court again Thursday, one day after prosecutors filed a motion to add new charges.
James Holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 at a midnight showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora.
The motion to add 10 charges and amend 17 others would make a new total of 152 charges in the case against Holmes. The court filing doesn’t indicate the nature of the amendments or new charges.
It is possible, however, that the new charges could revolve around the explosive devices Holmes allegedly rigged inside his apartment. It is possible that situation could be interpreted by the District Attorney as attempted murder.
Additionally, judge hasn’t ruled if the notebook Holmes sent to his psychiatrist will be protected as doctor-patient material or if it will be admissible as evidence. It is unclear if this issue will be addressed in court Thursday.
Although two months have passed after the shooting and Holmes has appeared in court several times, he has not yet had a preliminary hearing or arraignment.
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