'The Dark Knight Rises' Massacre Suspect James E. Holmes Postpones Pretrial Hearing

Charged with killing 12 people in a movie theater this past summer, the man suffers from a condition that will keep him from attending this Thursday's pretrial hearing.
The Dark Knight Rises massacre suspect James E. Holmes postpones pretrial hearing
The Dark Knight Rises massacre suspect James E. Holmes postpones pretrial hearing
It's hard to tell if the public has grown completely disinterested in the case of murder suspect James E. Holmes, or if the powers at be are quietly trying to sweep his story under the rug. It's been months since we've heard anything in the case, and most news outlets have breezed past the most recent story pertaining to the case.

24-year-old Holmes, who was found outside a Colorado movie theater minutes after a masked gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 more during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, has yet to enter a plea of Guilty or Not Guilty in his case, and is being held indefinitely without bail.

A hearing was to be held this Thursday, November 15th, to discuss pretrial motions and media requests for information under state open records laws. But earlier in the week, Holmes' defense lawyers put in a request to keep Holmes out of court on Thursday, citing that the suspect had an "unspecified condition" that rendered him unable to attend the hearing. No details of James E. Holmes' so-called "condition" have been released at this time.

Arapahoe County District Judge William B. Sylvester has agreed to postpone the hearing to a later, unspecified date. Holmes, who is accused of killing the 12 theater attendees, has a constitutional right to be present at all hearings, which is why his lawyers argued that the case must be pushed further into the future.

Lawyers for the defendant claim that Holmes is, in fact, mentally ill. It is not yet known if he will enter an insanity plea at this time. At previous court appearances, the suspect has wavered between being very dazed, to being very alert. Some suspect that the troubled individual is under medication, but attorneys have refused to release any information in regards to his drug intake. It is known that James was seeing a psychiatrist before the time of the shooting.

It is not known when James E. Holmes condition may clear up, making him eligible to appear in court for pretrial motions. This is a case that could go on for a very long time.

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  1. Metalsfury

    THIS BUG-EYED CRETIN MUST BE SQUASHED BY THE SHOES that took him to that theater! It is clear that he is unfit for society. His brain is an absurd piece of trash that the sewer would not even want to collect. As much as we want to see an end to these violent crimes (Don't mean to play like an advocate as I have no interest using guns) I don't believe taking away the 2nd Amendment will stop harmful/and illegal guns from getting in hands of criminals. Think about this, how are gang members getting their hands on such illegal firepower if no one is actually allowed to sell them let alone owning them? Humm.. as strange as it this cover up

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @crypt -- Very. Sometimes it takes years for someone to be convicted.

    @moviemaniac66 -- It's encouraging a desp*cable crime that actually took place, giving power to the said "monster".

    @ChiRep-1@narrator -- It would be funny if someone dressed up like Batman and beat the sh*t out of him. Some party that would've been.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Dark-White-Knight

    Jeez where's Dexter Morgan when you need him

    2 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  4. Roberto Mata

    Kill Him, He deserves to Die, He killed 12 people and injured 58, one of the people being a little 3 year old baby girl, he wanted to be a fictional character and like in the movies they should kill him in the worst possible way for what he did.

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Oh, and I like that guy's hair

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Seems kinda late to be getting this; I guess the law and court system works slower than I thought.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    He's still considered a suspect? Have you seen his f*cking mugshot...

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. SherlockHolmes2009

    @ChiRep-1 What the f*ck, who the hell would do that

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  9. TheDude1

    @narrator You are exactly on point! A gun ban right around that time was making its way through the UN to block guns in the United States. Something like this would have helped out a lot. Not to mention the biggest fact of all and that is people were saying there was more than one shooter. The media now completely ignores this.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  10. u1sart

    I still dont understand.. why a trial needs to be done for this dude.. he needs to be executed asap..

    2 years agoby @u1sartFlag

  11. TheDude1

    The whole case will be ignored to the point we will never know the real truth.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  12. Twisted Smile

    The less media coverage this guy gets the better. It just fuels the sick attention he had hoped to garner from doing something as heinous as this. It's interesting to me that the site is bringing this up now when the film is on the Oscar campaign at the moment and the DVD release is only a few weeks off. I am sure there were other court updates to offer that predated this that didn't get posted here.

    2 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    @corey Yeah and maybe all the girls that dressed up in doctors uniforms really have a P.H.D =P

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. the MovieGhost

    @moviemaniac66 In a case like this, it is absolutely.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  15. the Narrator

    On a side note, I still call conspiracy on this whole deal. Far too convenient for a guy with no history of mental problems, who was on the brink of completing the education required for his desired field, to suddenly up and turn idealistic-terrorist(?) or demented sociopath, whichever the case was. And explosives in his house out of nowhere? Yeah, definitely something not right there. A coincidence that the anti-firearms law was pushed with even more vigor and support in congress that week, right?

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Josh

    @felipe-11 That is an absurd statement. This was one guy with unclear motivations. Gang activity is influenced my myriad social factors and is systematic.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  17. Seiya

    Just look at his eyes, they are empty and soulless....

    2 years agoby @seiyaFlag

  18. MovieManiac

    @ChiRep-1- Well for Halloween, it is expected for people to dress like monster's so is it really that bad?

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  19. Replicant

    He's no more mentally ill than any blood/crip gang members and they don't get any benefits.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  20. Corey W.

    @ChiRep-1 Maybe he just had red hair :P

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  21. The Knight Has Risen

    I say we'd chime in and send this guy a bullet for each and every victim he killed and injured.

    2 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  22. ChiRep_1

    @narrator Saw a dude with the red hair and a prison uniform at a party, it was disgusting indeed.

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  23. Robert McDougal

    They better not extend it past December 4rth when it's released on DVD and Blu-ray or he might get ahold of a copy and watch it.

    2 years agoby @Robert-McDougalFlag

  24. CelluloidDreams

    I smell cover up!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  25. the Narrator

    ...why is this movie news? I doesn't actually affect a live production, does it? This isn't me being heartless, but this doesn't really belong on a film site. It belong on Yahoo News.

    That's disgusting, @ChiRep-1. How on Earth can people pull that off?

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  26. ChiRep_1

    It made me sick to see people dressed up as him on Halloween.

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  27. the MovieGhost

    "Condition" my ass. He's just trying to get out of what's coming to him.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag