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See the First Images of Colo. Shooting Suspect James Holmes in Court: Orange Hair, Bizarre Looks


Here is the first image of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes appearing in court. As had been speculated, the 24-year-old donned the orange Joker-like hair some had reported over the weekend:

Throughout the hearing -- which was not his official arraignment  -- Holmes appeared lethargic, even closing his eyes as if he was falling asleep. At times, he appeared confused, contorting his face, opening his eyes wide, and looking down.

You can watch for yourself below:

Court photographers also captured his many faces. Below, see many of them in a slideshow:

Holmes has been held in solitary confinement at an Arapahoe County detention facility since Friday. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and he could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations.

Authorities have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack on midnight moviegoers at a Batman film premiere.

Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers said Monday her office is considering pursuing the death penalty against Holmes. She said a decision will be made in consultation with victims' families:

Holmes has been assigned a public defender, and Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said the former doctoral student has "lawyered up" since his arrest early Friday, following the shooting at an Aurora theater that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, some critically.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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