The man accused of committing one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history sat quietly beside his defense attorney in court this morning, his hair dyed a reddish orange, his face changing from blank stare to wide-eyed and dazed.
James Eagan Holmes, 24, was advised by his attorneys not to speak during the proceeding.
He is being represented by Tamara Brady and Daniel King, members of the state public defender’s capital cases team, the group of attorneys who represent clients in death penalty cases.
A prosecutor told the Associated Press this morning that Holmes could face the death penalty. Formal charges are expected to be filed on Monday.
Eighteenth Judicial District Chief Judge William Sylvester entered a protection order, requiring Holmes not to have contact with victims or witnesses. He also sealed the records in the case.
Sylvester ordered Holmes held without bond.