The family of the Colorado movie theater shooting suspect, James Holmes spoke out Monday through an attorney saying, "their hearts go out to the victims & their families."
CNN's Casey Wian reports.
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Not all of the victims' family members wanted to be in the courtroom Monday when James Holmes made his first appearance. Many found it too painful.
Jordan Ghawi, sister of Jessica Ghawi, a 24-year-old aspiring sportscaster, who was killed in the theater says he didn't go because he was so angry, he might lash out.
OutFront tonight: Jordan Ghawi, brother of 24-year-old, Jessica Ghawi, victim of the Colorado movie theater shooting.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced major penalties against Penn State University Monday, starting with a 60 million dollar fine.
The organization banned the school from any postseason bowl games for four years. Penn State also loses 20 football scholarships a year for four years; plus, all of the school's wins from 1998 through 2011 are vacated - stripping former head coach Joe Paterno of one hundred and eleven wins and the title of winningest coach in major college football.
The Paterno family released a statement against the NCAA's sanctions:
"The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best."
The NCAA's sanctions are a part of the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted late last month on 45 of 48 counts related to the sexual abuse of 10 young victims.
Did these sanctions go too far, or was it not enough?
OutFront tonight: NCAA President, Mark Emmert. Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET.
James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting made his first court appearance Monday. Holmes is being held by police in connection to Friday's shooting rampage at the Colorado movie theater that left 12 people dead, 58 injured and 17 hospitalized.
Holmes appeared in court today unshaven and with a blank stare during his introductory hearing. He is expected to be formally charged next Monday. Holmes was not granted bail due to the nature of the crime.
Erin Burnett in on assignment in Africa and will be back Tuesday with exclusive reporting from Mali. CNN's Don Lemon is LIVE in Aurora, Colorado with continuing coverage of the theater shooting.
Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET.