(KCEN) -- Aurora movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes returned to court yesterday as the first details about evidence in the case were released.
One Aurora police officer testified that Holmes was detached or staring into space when he was arrested the night of the shooting.
Another officer recalled entering the theater, hearing screams, then almost falling when he stepped over an assault rifle and slipped in blood.
Victims and their families were given their own courtroom to listen to the emotional proceedings.
Sam Soudani, whose daughter survived shooting, said, "I was crying like everybody else .... It's heartbreaking, the entire testimony from the officers."
Yesterday's preliminary hearing will help the judge decide whether there is enough evidence for a trial.
Legal analysts say this could result in a plea deal, in which Holmes spends life behind bars.