Dear was arraigned Monday on the murder charge and is being held without bail, according to the Associated Press. More charges were expected to come in a formal hearing on Dec. 9.
Dear's public defender, Daniel King, is known for handling tough capital punishment cases. Holmes–who was eligible for the death penalty after killing 12 people and injuring 70–was sentenced to life in prison without parole in August. The sentencing was a surprise, especially for prosecutors who focused much of their case on the heinousness of the crime, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.