The judge in the case of the Colorado movie theater shooting will decide by Friday whether suspected shooter James Holmes will stand trial. In a hearing on Wednesday prosecutors in the case revealed images of Holmes taken on his cell phone before the shooting last year.
The suspected gunman in last year's Colorado theater shooting used a cell phone to take self-portraits the night of the attack, sticking out his tongue, smiling and posing with a Glock pistol, prosecutors said Wednesday. The judge said he will rule by Friday on whether James Holmes will stand trial in one of the country's worst mass shootings.
The defense decided not to call witnesses to testify about Holmes' mental health at the hearing. They have said the 25-year-old is mentally ill and are expected to present an insanity defense.
The July attack left 12 dead and 70 injured. Prosecutors this week have argued that Holmes acted with deliberation and extreme indifference, and on Wednesday they showed photos they say Holmes took of himself and his arsenal hours before the attack.
The cell phone photos include one of Holmes sticking out his tongue. His eyes are narrowed. On either side of his head are curls of red hair protruding up like horns.