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Friday, August 24, 2012

Colorado theater shooting: New details emerge on James E. Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The first glimpse of a once-promising career beginning to unravel emerged Thursday during a hearing in the case against James E. Holmes, accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 in a packed movie theater last month.

Assistant Dist. Atty. Karen Pearson revealed that 24-year-old Holmes, once a doctoral student in an elite neuroscience program at the University of Colorado Denver, had failed oral exams on June 7, made unspecified threats serious enough for campus police to be notified, and had his access to university buildings on the Anschutz Medical Campus revoked. He withdrew from the university June 10.

She said such events may give a hint as to what would have set Holmes on the path to July 20, when he is accused of opening fire at an Aurora premiere of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Holmes also is accused of booby-trapping his apartment, not far from the university campus, presumably to kill anyone who tried to enter.

During the weeks before the shooting, Holmes reportedly ordered an arsenal of weaponry delivered to his apartment and the university.

Holmes, 24, faces 24 murder charges -- two for each of the dead -- and a total of 142 criminal counts. Source