James Holmes: Strange new mug shot, ten new counts -- and five more victims?

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On the same day that a new, wild-eyed mug shot was released of James Holmes -- one that shows his hair close-cropped and returning to its natural dark color -- the accused Aurora theater shooter has been charged with ten additional counts of attempted murder at the request of prosecutors. The documents released don't include names, but the format suggests there could be five new victims.

The judge in the case also granted a motion to amend seventeen of the original 142 charges. Though the details are under wraps, the changes may be as simple as correcting the spellings of names.

In all, Holmes is now charged with 152 counts: 24 counts of first-degree murder, 126 counts of attempt to commit first-degree murder, one count of possession of explosive devices and one sentence enhancer for a crime of violence.

At a hearing yesterday, Holmes's defense attorneys did not object to adding or amending the charges. Judge William Sylvester issued written orders allowing the changes shortly thereafter. Read the prosecution's motions and the judge's orders below.

The shooting occurred at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, and Holmes was formally charged ten days later. The charging document released at that time listed seventy victims -- twelve killed and 58 wounded -- and included their names. Holmes was charged with two crimes for each victim: murder or attempted murder "after deliberation" and murder or attempted murder "under circumstances evidencing an attitude of universal malice manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life."

But victims' names are blacked out in the judge's recent order to amend seventeen of those original charges. Casimir Spencer, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District, said she doesn't know why the names were included in previous documents but are redacted now. She declined to comment further, citing a gag order in the case.

However, it appears that some victims' names may have been spelled wrong in the original document, and prosecutors' amendments may be an attempt to fix those errors.

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For instance, prosecutors sought to amend Count 60, which says Holmes "attempted to cause the death of Ferrah Soudana." It's likely that charge is actually related to Farrah Soudani, who was badly wounded in the attack. Soudani has been in the press due to a dispute between family members over two separate funds set up to help her. Soudani's parents say a fund set up by her cousin raised $95,000 -- but none of it has been given to Soudani.

Prosecutors also sought to amend Count 49, which relates to the attempted murder of a man listed in the original charging document as "Stephen Moton." But that may be a misspelling. A Washington Post op-ed written by a Denver pastor named Chris Hill begins like this:

It's Thursday morning, July 26. Six days have passed since the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.

I am standing at the bedside of Steffon Moton on the third floor of the ICU of the Medical Center of Aurora (South).

I am holding the shaking hands of Steffon's grief-stricken parents, James Washington and Paula Moton. Together we cry out to God for a miracle.

Count 28 of the original charging document, which prosecutors also sought to amend, lists the victim as "Tony Billipando." USA Today reported that a pregnant woman named Toni Billapando was injured in the attack. She'd gone to the movies with her husband and several friends, USA Today said, including Alex Sullivan, who died in the attack.

Prosecutors also sought to amend charges related to victims originally listed as Christina Blanche, Zachary Golditch, Jay Jenkins, Bonnie Kate and Allie Young. A Denver Post storywritten the day the original charges were released notes that victim Bonnie Kate Pourciau was listed twice, once as Bonnie Kate and once as Bonnie Pourciau.

Some of their names appear to be spelled correctly, however. Allie Young, for instance, is the nineteen-year-old who was shot in the attack and whose story President Obama told after visiting survivors at the hospital two days later.

Continue reading to view the prosecution's motions to add charges and amend charges, the judge's orders and a large version of Holmes's new mug shot.


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Kate Lynne
Kate Lynne

two, possibly three gas masks were found behind the theater. did james really need three gas masks??? open your eyes before its too LATE!

doomydarling
doomydarling

Show me proof he was the shooter. Sitting in a car while witnesses say there was more than one shooter just doesn't cut it for me. Wake up, sheeple. You're being fooled.

Donna Neville
Donna Neville

If he's trying to look like the joker, he's doing a good job! Mentally ill? That's no excuse for what he did!

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

Sure, he’s probably crazier than a one-winged bat in a room full of mirrors but so what? He killed people. He killed a lot of people. In my book that overrules any reasonable consideration of leniency even if it was because some circuits misfired. Strap him down and pump in the goodbye juice or let him spend his life doing the “Thorazine Shuffle” around a padded room. Either way he’ll never kill anyone else again and that’s the only thing that really matters.

Pamela M Bezley
Pamela M Bezley

totally agree Lisa. Where in any of these post free him is the support for the victims? Cant believe so much evil sucks the air we all breath, time to take his breath away and the rest of the evil ones who take life from those who actually deserve to breath.

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Actually, the count should be 13, as a fetus died as well. People like davis need to remove themselves from this planet...JH was caught red handed, weather he was mentally incapacitated or not, if our rogue Aurora police had any sense, they wouldve blown his stupid face off!!! Now we get to spend millions on taking care of this piece of floating diarrhea...It makes me absolutely sick that people like that f head davis says the things he does...Asshole

Pamela M Bezley
Pamela M Bezley

twelve killed and 58 wounded says it all. Need we say more.

Pamela M Bezley
Pamela M Bezley

free James Homes? Wonder how you would feel if your sitting in the movies with your small child next thing you know she he is taking there last breath. Would you want him free then... WOW some PEOPLE!!!

jimspellmancnn
jimspellmancnn

@MelanieAsmar Don't you mean the hirsute Mr. Holmes?

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Free James Holmes??? Are you out of YOUR mind? Sounds like YOU need therapy!

Jason Abachiche
Jason Abachiche

This guy it Trash! Stop giving him spotlight and move on.

Tara Chavez
Tara Chavez

Free him??? What the hell are you serious? Regardless of his "mental conditions", this THING killed several people, hurt many MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY, and really effed up so many lives. Not to mention he DID receive mental health care, and obviously it did NOT help. He is dangerous and needs to be secluded from the world!

Landeros Davis
Landeros Davis

Free james holmes...we all know he is sick he was trying to get well and no one help him ..i understand the same happend to my....well i did not shoot anyone but i was close to....we need more mental health conseling

IcePick
IcePick

 @doomydarling Holmes is the shooter and he will not get out of prison alive.  Witnesses describe the gear and weapons used and he was caught at the theater in the gear.  He premeditated this.   Look at his hair, he wanted to be a clown.  Look at his recent mug shot, he wants the world to call him "the Joker". 

 

You, poster, are a conspiracy theorist.  I'm not even going to bother asking why you think the police or prosecutor are somehow covering up some great truth.  Holmes is the criminal and he will be killed by the state.   

Lumpyrainbow
Lumpyrainbow

Did you even know James Holme's father  is a witness to the huge libor scandal that is in court right now. He was due for court before the shooting and they set this up to scare him so he wouldn't go through it. You obviously fell for their plan making you just another sheep, @IcePick IcePick

doomydarling
doomydarling

 @IcePick 1) No one saw the face of the shooter, remember? The shooter had a gas mask on. Witnesses also claim the man in the theater was shorter than James actually is.

2) James Holmes was not caught *in* the theater. Police "found" him sitting in his car in the back of the theater. LIsten to the Police recordings fi you think I'm full of it.

3) He never said anything about The Joker. That was made up by the MSM. (ETA: the Joker never had orange hair)

 

Read up on the truth about what's going on with this case. I am not a "conspiracy theorist". Until I see solid proof (DNA, fingerprints, surveillance footage from the theater, etc.) he is still an innocent man.

 

Thank you. 

chaebaien
chaebaien

 @IcePick  Harsh much!! You follow the MSM we get it. Do you believe that Santa Clause is real too? 

debbielinne
debbielinne

 @IcePick  don't you get that he did not call himself "the Joker" ?! 

It was just another story made up by police, and how can you be sure James premeditated this? Because of this ridiculous package that was allegedly sent to some psychiatrist, but not opened,because it seemed uninteresting? That's a joke. Have you personally seen this package and its content? I don't think so. So, please stop commenting your pure inventions,until you have some proof that will confirm imaginations.

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