Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Update

James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting, was back in court this morning and he now has more charges added to the more than 140 already against him.

The judge in the case approved the prosecutors motion to add ten charges, plus amend 17 of the existing ones.

The exact nature of the charges wasn't listed in the court documents.

Also, prosecutors are giving up their fight to see a notebook sent to a psychiatrist by the man accused in the suburban Denver movie theater shooting.

Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman told a judge Thursday that even if prosecutors show that the notebook isn't protected by doctor-patient privilege, such a ruling would likely be appealed.

Orman said prosecutors don't want to delay proceedings for James Holmes, who's charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 at an Aurora theater July 20.

If mental health becomes an issue, Orman said Holmes would have to waive privilege and prosecutors would gain access to the notebook.

Holmes appeared more animated during the hearing. His orange hair was gone, replaced with short brown hair. He smiled and glanced around, looking at his lawyers and reporters.

Holmes is accused of opening fire at a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie in July.

12 people were killed and 58 were injured in the shooting.


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