Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:51 PM
CENTENNIAL, CO - The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings has been charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder. That's two counts for each of the 12 people killed and 58 injured.
James Holmes was also charged today with one count of possession of explosives and one count of a crime of violence.
He sat silently without reacting as he heard the formal charges against him in a Denver-area courtoom.
Charging him with multiple counts for each victim will create more options during sentencing, if he's convicted. For the murder charges, one count included murder with deliberation, the other murder with extreme indifference. Both carry a maximum death penalty upon conviction.
A former chief deputy district attorney says a conviction under extreme indifference means that any life sentences would have to be served consecutively, not concurrently.
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