Victims, family members see theater shooting suspect in court

Posted on: 9:14 pm, July 30, 2012, by

Some walked into the Arapahoe County Courthouse wearing Batman t-shirts, while others had to use a wheelchair or walker.

Maryellen Hansen was inside the courtroom for James Holmes’ second court appearance.

Holmes is accused of going on a shooting rampage inside an aurora theater July 20.  Hansen is the aunt of Ashley Moser, who was shot, and 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, who died.

“Ashley’s struggling right now, she’s going to be paralyzed, and at this point, we do have hope in the family that her arms, she’ll have use of her arms, and they are talking about rehab at Craig Hospital for her,” says Hansen.

Rita Paulina had to be helped into the courthouse in a wheelchair.  Her husband says she was shot three times, twice in the arm and once in the leg.  “(she’s) still in pain, suffering,” he says.

Ali Gharbi’s son, Yousef, is also still suffering.  The teenager was shot in the head.  “He needs to be put in a madhouse, he needs to be locked up,” says Gharbi of the shooting suspect.