James Holmes charged with 10 new crimes

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  • James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a Colorado theater
  • Prosecutors want to charge Holmes with even more crimes
James Holmes is accused of killing movie-goers in Colorado

James Holmes is facing 10 new charges for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. It is unclear what the new charges include.

Holmes was facing 142 counts, including 24 counts of first-degree murder, and now he is facing 152 charges total. 

The charges were added during a hearing Thursday, where Holmes attended with cropped dark hair and a stubbly beard.  

Prosecutors also announced at the hearing that they would not fight for the admissibility of the notebook Holmes allegedly sent to his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynn Fenton, hours before the shooting.

Holmes’ public defender, Tamara Brady, has argued that the notebook should not be used at trial, because it is confidential communication between a patient and doctor.

Prosecutors say they maintain the belief that the notebook is not confidential, but will drop the issue out of fear it will delay the trial.

The defense also requested Thursday that prosecutors be sanctioned for saying in a previous hearing that Holmes was banned from the University of Colorado campus for making threats. The defense says there is no evidence that Holmes was banned after making threats. The judge has not yet ruled on that point.

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