Lawyers: Colo. shooting suspect is mentally ill

Lawyers: Colo. shooting suspect is mentally ill
In this image taken from video provided by, James Holmes, left, the suspected gunman in Friday's Colorado theater massacre, makes his first appearance in court with his attorney Tamara Brady in Centennial, Colo. on Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings say their client is mentally ill.

James Holmes' lawyers made the disclosure at a court hearing Thursday in Centennial, Colo., where news media organizations were asking a judge to unseal documents in the case.

Holmes had the same dazed demeanor that he has had in previous court appearances.

The shooting during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie left 12 people dead and 58 others injured.

Holmes, a 24-year-old former Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.