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(AURORA, Colo.) — Accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes, 24, was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he tried to harm himself by ramming his head into the wall of his jail cell, sources told ABC News.

Holmes was taken from his jail cell to a hospital for treatment and is now back in his cell, the sources said. He is able to move and talk.

In a hearing Wednesday, Holmes’ defense attorneys said their client was in no condition to appear in court Thursday but would not say why.

Arapahoe County District Judge William B. Sylvester granted a continuance and postponed the Thursday hearing until Dec. 10.

Holmes has been charged with killing 12 people and injuring at least 58 people after he opened fire inside a movie theater July 20. He has yet to enter a plea.

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