July 23 Photo Brief: Penn State hit with harsh penalties from NCAA, Colorado movie theater shooter makes first court appearance

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James Eagan Holmes, accused Colorado movie theater shooter makes first court appearance, Penn State receives harsh penalties from the NCAA — including a $60 million fine and four-year bowl ban in aftermath of Jerry Sandusky scandal, and more in today’s daily brief.

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Colorado massacre suspect silent in first court hearing
Mary Slosson and Chris Francescani
12:16 p.m. EDT, July 23, 2012

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) – The man accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater during a showing of the new “Batman” film made his first appearance in court on Monday, sitting silently in a red jailhouse jump suit and with his hair dyed bright red.

James Eagan Holmes, 24, who was detained immediately after the massacre early on Friday morning, appeared groggy and emotionless during the brief hearing, looking straight ahead and occasionally closing his eyes. He was shackled at the wrists and ankles.

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