The Colorado shooter appeared in court for the first time today, facing charges that could lead to the death penalty.
— Andrea McCarren (@AndreaMcCarren) July 23, 2012
James Holmes, the Colorado shooter, inspired by "Joker", villain in Batman is facing charges of first degree murder. Penalty – death.
— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) July 23, 2012
Media outlets covered it live and televised. Twitter users watched the events unfold.
Are y'all seeing this? Accused Aurora shooter James Holmes is making his first appearance n court. In court now, stone faced w/orange hair.
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) July 23, 2012
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 23, 2012
PHOTO: Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes makes first court appearance http://t.co/q3XRhZy3
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 23, 2012
About to go live from the courthouse where Batmas movie massacre suspect James Holmes will appear at 1630 BST. Live court pictures on Sky.
— Ian Woods (@IanWoodsSky) July 23, 2012
— Dina Vinson (@Dina_A_Vinson) July 23, 2012
Just watched James Holmes first court appearance. He didn't say a word. Hopefully, Colorado serves him the death penalty.
— Brandon Flaherty (@B_Flare_) July 23, 2012
Katie Couric points out how hard seeing the killer must be on the families, devastated with grief.
Excruciating day 4 victims+their families as James Holmes appears in court. What goes thru the mind of some1 like this? So hard 2 understand
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) July 23, 2012
Other Twitter users agree.
Agree completely. RT @TheFix: Does it enrage anyone else to see James Holmes sitting in court with that dyed orange hair?
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) July 23, 2012
— #Pray4CO (@RealLifeKaz) July 23, 2012
Yes. While we must sometimes look at the face of evil in order to confront it, let us remember the victims and their loved ones instead. Let us honor those who sacrificed their own lives in order to protect and save the women they loved. Let us pray for those devastated by the loss of their children, their mothers, their fathers, their sisters, their brothers and their friends.
Look upon the face of evil, but don’t glorify it.