In 2012, Holmes' academic performance declined, and he scored poorly on the in the spring.
On October 11, Holmes' attorneys asked Judge William Sylvester to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled for November.
Holmes, who was described by his supervisor as stubborn, uncommunicative and socially inept, presented his project to the other interns at the end of the internship, but never completed it.
On January 10, 2013, a judge ruled that the evidence presented is sufficient for Holmes to face trial on all counts with which he has been charged.
The various types of fur on the face are not consistent, and there are small nicks of fur missing on the muzzle and chin.
He displayed photos of camping trips and family vacations with Holmes to the jury.