James Holmes has been officially charged with 24 counts of murder in the 1st degree and 116 counts of attempted murder for the Aurora, Colorado Century 16 movie theater massacre.
The way the 24 counts of murder and 116 attempted murder charges are broken like this:
- 12 counts for premeditated murder and 12 counts for murder
- 58 counts of attempted premeditated murder, and 58 counts of murder
Holmes was also charged with one count of possession of an explosive, and one count of a “crime of violence.”
James Eagan Holmes agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in the next 35 days.
James Holmes’ lawyers have yet to enter a plea. If convicted, James Holmes could face the death penalty.