Prosecutors charged grad school dropout James Holmes on Monday with killing a dozen people and trying to slay 116 more in one of the worst mass shootings in US history.
The 24-year-old neuroscience student allegedly burst into a midnight viewing of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," then opened fire into the packed auditorium with a high-powered assault rifle.
Twelve people died at the scene, ten of the 58 who were wounded in the July 20 attack remain hospitalized and four remain in a critical condition, leaving open the possibility that the huge charge sheet could yet grow longer.
Among those clinging to life in intensive care is Ashley Moser, 25, whose six-year-old daughter Veronica was killed in the massacre. Moser was shot in the neck and stomach and has since lost her unborn child.