Court sketch of James Holmes as he arrives at a pretrial hearing in Centennial, Colorado 7 January 2012
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Aurora suspect James Holmes was 'relaxed' during arrest

The man accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 at a cinema in the US state of Colorado in July was "relaxed" when arrested, a court has heard.

Police Officer Jason Oviatt described James Holmes, 25, as "detached" during testimony at a pre-trial hearing.

The hearing, due to last all week, will establish whether the prosecution's case is strong enough to go to trial.

Alistair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

  • 08 Jan 2013