Holmes Expected in Court for Formal Charges
KREX News Room
ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo.- The suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting will be back in court Monday morning.
James Holmes, 24, will appear for a formal arraignment where he will be officially charged.
There will also be a number of important motions to discuss. Those motions include new evidence that was discovered last week.
A notebook that was sent to Holmes' psychiatrist is not part of the case against him.
Holmes first appeared in court last Monday. Some speculate he was drugged, but others wonder if it was all just an act setting up for an insanity plea.
"This is going to be a case where the focus is going to be on his mental state. During the process to even go through this, and at the time that he committed these acts ... leading up to the commission of the acts," said Karen Steinhauser, a former Denver prosecutor.
Officials say if Holmes is not proven to be competent, he could be held in a state mental hospital, possibly indefinitely, until he's deemed fit for trial.
On Monday Holmes will likely be read more than 100 charges against him. It's been speculated that prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
The judge has also issued a number of gag orders in the case, making it virtually impossible to know what evidence is being reviewed.
The court will also review a motion to unseal those documents on Monday.