Aurora Shooting: Victim's father shouts James Holmes should 'rot in Hell'

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James E. Holmes appears in Arapahoe County District Court, Monday, July 23, 2012, in Centennial, Colo. Holmes is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, and could also face additional counts of aggravated assault and weapons violations stemming from a mass shooting last Friday in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured dozens of others. (AP Photo)


CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - The father of one of the victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings is promising there will be no more outbursts.

Steve Hernandez apologized to the judge Friday, after shouting during a hearing that accused gunman James Holmes should "rot in Hell."

Hernandez was the father of Rebecca Wingo, who died along with 11 others in the shooting.

The judge was sympathetic, telling him, "I am terribly sorry for your loss and I can only begin to imagine the emotions that are raging."

The outburst came at the end of a hearing at which the judge delayed the arraignment of Holmes until March, despite objections from prosecutors and victims' families.

Defense lawyers could be looking for time to get a mental health evaluation by a doctor of their choosing. If he had entered an insanity plea today, an evaluation would be done by state doctors.

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