James Holmes, accused of killing 12 during a "Dark Knight Rises" screening, was hospitalized after ramming his head into a wall in jail
A hearing in the case of James Holmes — the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others during a shooting spree at an Aurora, Colo. screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in July — has been delayed, after Holmes reportedly rammed his head into a wall at the Arapahoe County Jail on Tuesday, according to the Denver Post. Holmes was hospitalized after the incident.
TMZ reports that Holmes has made multiple, though "half-hearted," suicide attempts while in jail, including falling backwards while standing on the bed in his cell in an apparent attempt to crack his skull.
Arapahoe County District Court Judge William Sylvester bumped the hearing back from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13. During the hearing, lawyers will discuss how information about the package that Holmes sent to his psychiatrist got leaked to the media, among other matters.
Public defender Tamara Brady declined to confirm her client's injury, claiming that divulging details of his "medical or psychiatric information" would compromise her ability to keep other personal matters confidential.
"In the middle of the day yesterday, we received information for the situation (that) involved a trip to the hospital," Brady said. "It's not as simple as a migraine, and it's not something I feel will resolve by tomorrow morning."
Brady's reluctance to provide details rankled prosecutor Rich Orman, who objected that Brady provided insufficient information to determine if the delay was warranted. However, Judge Sylvester said that the defense "has been able to give me the information I need."
Holmes has been charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in relation to the shooting spree.