On the two month anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history, a new booking photo was released of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes showing him with short brown hair, rather than the bright shade of orange-red hair that appeared in his first booking photo.
(Scroll down to see the newly released photo of Holmes.)
The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office released the new photo of Holmes after his appearance in court Thursday as prosecutors gave up the battle of getting a look at a notebook that the suspect sent to his University of Colorado psychiatrist. Prosecutors decided to stop the fight for the notebook in order to not delay proceedings, The Associated Press reported.
The Denver Post reported earlier this week that prosecutors are seeking to add 10 new charges against Holmes bringing the total count to 152. Prosecutors are also seeking to amend 17 other charges against the accused gunman.
On Thursday, the City of Aurora began taking down the temporary memorial sites for the victims of the July 20 tragedy that had accumulated around the Century 16 theater.
According to a press release, with input from the victims' families, city staff and volunteers boxed and labeled all items to be stored under the supervision of the Aurora History Museum.
"On behalf of the Aurora community, many thanks to all those who visited the temporary memorial and left flowers, toys, words of comfort and other items reflecting sympathy and love," read a statement from the city.
Holmes is being held on charges in the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater on July 20 that killed 12 people and wounded 58.
James Holmes without orange hair:
Photos of the victims and devastation of the Aurora theater shootings:
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