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Colorado Movie Theater Shooting Suspect Hospitalized After Bashing His Head Into Jail Wall

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A pre-trial hearing for suspected Aurora, Colorado "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater shooter James Holmes, 24, has been postponed after his defense team revealed the prisoner had to be hospitalized.

Attorneys would not provide details about Holmes' hospitalization, saying only his condition "renders him unable to be present in court for (Thursday's) hearing," according to CBS.

"It's not as simple as a migraine, and it's not something I feel will resolve by tomorrow morning," public defender Tamara Brady told the court during Wednesday's emergency hearing to discuss the postponement of the scheduled hearing.

However, the Denver Post reports that Holmes "injured himself by ramming his head into a wall at the Arapahoe County jail."

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The California native is thought to suffer from mental illness.

The judge rescheduled Thursday's hearing for December 10; among the issues slated to be discussed was how the media gained access to information regarding a package mailed by Holmes to his psychiatrist ahead of the shootings.

Jail officials would not reveal further information about Holmes' location, citing "safety and security."

Holmes, who has been present at all of his hearings, currently faces 166 counts of murder, attempted murder, and various other charges stemming from the July 20 mass shooting during a midnight showing of the highly-anticipated "Batman" sequel.

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