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CENTENNIAL, Colo. - January 7

1. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "He's very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."

2. People lining up outside court

3. SOUNDBITE: Jessica Watts, Lost cousin in theater shooting: "it's just heartbreak right now. It's trying to work through you know what we've been given basically in respect to the fact that we're trying to get through this case as emotionally and mentally intact as we can as victims."

4. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "Looking at him to me when a person does something like that, he no longer has humanity. When a person loses humanity, he just becomes a piece of trash, really is."

4. People lining up outside court

5. SOUNDBITE: Sam Soudani, Daughter wounded in theater shooting: "he's heartless. He really is. He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way. I balled my eyes out inside and just listening to the other girls crying. It had nothing to do with my old girl. Just when I heard that story about that seven-year-old child. I mean I'm getting goosebumps right now. It just breaks your heart. It really does."

STORYLINE:

The families of victims of the Colorado theater shooting sat through emotional testimony Monday from police officers who tried to save the lives of the wounded.

Suspected gunman James Holmes didn't appear to show any emotion.

Jessica Watts lost her cousin in the theatre shooting and said Holmes looked "very detached. He look very discheveled today. He's not a participant in his own future."

Whatever details emerge at the preliminary hearing, they will do so in a nation that has changed dramatically since the July 20 attack that pushed the problems of gun violence and mental illness into the forefront before receding.

Holmes is charged with more than 160 counts, including murder and attempted murder.

Sam Soudani's daughter was wounded in the shooting. He described Holmes as "heartless." "He has no heart, no emotion he has no feeling. I don't know how could anybody live that way."

Legal analysts say that evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement before trial.

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