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Movie Theater Massacre in Colorado 12 people murdered and dozens more injured as they watched the Batman premier. What prompted such a senseless massacre of innocent people? Join us for discussion.


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Old 08-10-2012, 04:10 PM
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University Of Colorado Begins Investigation Into James Holmes After Aurora Shooting
Posted: 08/10/2012 2:19 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 2:30 pm


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The University of Colorado is investigating its staff's communication with James Holmes, a former graduate student at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, in the months leading up to a mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
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Concerns about Holmes reportedly surfaced in early June. However, the Ph.D. candidate quit the doctoral program June 10 -- three days after failing an important oral exam. Reports now confirm that he bought an assault rifle right after the exam.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1764483.html
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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James Holmes' University of Illinois application offers no hint of mental issues

http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/...no-hint-mental

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The University of Illinois released documents from Holmes' application process to become a neuroscience graduate student at the school, complete with a personal statement and a photograph of Holmes in sunglasses pointing a strand of hay at a llama.
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"Those who met you ... during your interview visit felt that your personal and professional qualities are truly outstanding and that you will be an excellent match for our program," said the Illinois acceptance letter from professor J. Lee Beverly .
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Holmes' application reveals his grade-point average from the University of California at Riverside was 3.94 on a 4.0 scale, that he was Phi Betta Kappa member and his GRE verbal score was in the 98th percentile and quantitative score was in the 94 percentile. His analytical writing score was in the 45 percentile.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:51 AM
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Update on Fitz Apartments

Manager who rejected Holmes apartment application lived in the building and is now an evacuee.
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Joanne Southard, who is the manager of the Fitz Apartments, along with her son and two grand children are among the evacuees.

"The kids keep asking me where we're going to be sleeping," Southard told 9NEWS. "I tell them we're going to be sleeping on the floor."

Southard is frustrated as she tries to find a new permanent home for her family, more so, she doesn't understand why someone would set the fire.

"No one can ever give me an answer as to why anybody would be that mean to trap all of us - they didn't just block us in. They trapped us in," Southard said.
Security camera tapes turned over to police:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...84/detail.html
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Southard, the maintenance manager (I think husband of Joanne), said he also oversees security video for the buildings.

"Last night it caught every minute of it that was going on out here. The cameras in between buildings caught it all," said Southard.

Southard said he turned that video over to Aurora arson investigators.

Investigators told Kost that they obtained security video from the apartment building and nearby businesses.
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POI lives in the same building:
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/08/1...ntionally-set/
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A tenant of the building has been interviewed by police and is considered a person of interest. Residents in the building are being asked for information about their dealings with the man who lived in The Fitz apartment complex for two years.
POI lives in nearby building:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...63/detail.html
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Sources familiar with the investigation told Hernandez the person of interest is a tenant in the apartment building next to the four-story building that burned...A tenant told Hernandez that investigators have placed a red evidence seal on the door of an apartment unit where the person of interest lives.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:55 PM
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Experts: James Holmes' defense team will struggle to get insanity plea
Posted: 08/11/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT


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And that task is even more challenging in Colorado, where the burden falls to prosecutors to prove a defendant's sanity at the time of the crime.
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_2...l-struggle-get
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:10 PM
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James Holmes Has 'Great Amount Of Intellectual And Emotional Maturity': Letter Of Recommendation
08/11/12 03:19 AM ET


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DENVER -- The man accused of opening fire in a suburban Denver movie theater had been an excellent student who left an impression good enough for acceptance to a competitive neuroscience program at the University of Illinois.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1767529.html
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:20 PM
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Older article, dated July 21st

Colorado shooting: Suspect enjoyed video games, movies, school friend says
July 21, 2012 | 5:00pm


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The alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shootings enjoyed the company of a few high school friends who liked to play cards, video games and watch movies together as teenagers.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...iend-says.html
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:20 AM
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Judge in James Holmes case: Gag order remains, most records remain sealed
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The judge in the case of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes ruled on Monday to keep nearly all relevant court documents sealed from public view, and keep a gag order in place, saying disclosure of records could damage the investigation, and the defendant’s access to a fair hearing.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...-remain-sealed
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:52 PM
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Debate on James Holmes' notebook postponed

Posted: 08/15/2012 05:22:29 PM MDT
August 15, 2012 11:30 PM GMTUpdated: 08/15/2012 05:30:14 PM MDT


A debate over a notebook Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist has been postponed one week.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...book-postponed
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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James Holmes officially evicted, bed and clothing removed by lawyers
Posted: 08/16/2012 10:18:05 AM MDT
August 16, 2012 5:59 PM GMTUpdated: 08/16/2012 11:59:47 AM MDT


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James Eagan Holmes has officially been evicted from his Aurora apartment and all of his belongings have been removed by his lawyers, the Adams County Sheriff's office said.
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...othing-removed
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:53 PM
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Holmes Emotionless During Talk Of Shooting Victims

Aurora Theater Shooting Suspect Appears Dazed, Staring Blankly During Court Hearing
POSTED: 3:19 pm MDT August 16, 2012
UPDATED: 3:36 pm MDT August 16, 2012


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at times looked dazed and confused during a Thursday court hearing, showing no emotion as a lawyer discussed a charity's efforts to help victims.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...medium=twitter
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:40 AM
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James Holmes' attorneys try to block CU from turning over records
Posted: 08/17/2012 12:01:00 AM MDT
August 17, 2012 7:54 AM GMTUpdated: 08/17/2012 01:54:40 AM MDT


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Attorneys for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes sought Thursday to block prosecutors from obtaining records about him from the University of Colorado.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21...medium=twitter
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:49 PM
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Did CU Officials Consider James Holmes 'High Risk' For Violence?

CALL7 Investigators Obtain Documents Directing CU Staff Call Police On High Risk Student



http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...32/detail.html
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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Aurora Asking For Public Input On Theater's Future

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...70/detail.html
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:40 AM
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Psychiatrist Contacted CU Colleagues About James Holmes
POSTED: 10:40 pm MDT August 21, 2012
UPDATED: 10:57 pm MDT August 21, 2012


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Dr. Lynn Fenton Raised Concerns About Holmes Before Deadly Aurora Movie Theater Shooting
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:36 AM
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Accused Colorado gunman saw three mental health experts: report

Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes, charged with killing 12 people in a movie theater rampage last month, saw at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado before the shooting, a CBS News affiliate reported on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...87L02120120822
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http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...54/detail.html


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The CALL7 investigators first confirmed through sources that Fenton had expressed her concern about Holmes with a CU threat assessment team and a campus police officer. She also asked for and received a police background check on Holmes.
Her actions broke doctor-patient confidentiality, Ferrugia reported.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:55 AM
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CU Retaining More Lawyers After Aurora Killings
Lawyers For Employees Who Sat On CU Threat Team

POSTED: 9:37 pm MDT August 22, 2012
UPDATED: 10:18 pm MDT August 22, 2012


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DENVER -- The University of Colorado is retaining more lawyers for staff after the killings at an Aurora movie theater last month.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...28/detail.html
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:30 AM
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Attorneys to argue over release of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' records
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DENVER - A judge will hear arguments Thursday about whether the Colorado theater shooting suspect's university records can be turned over to prosecutors.
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/nat...#ixzz24MciiP7p
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:36 AM
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Procedural hearing about records? Hardly as prosecutors make their case that Holmes is sane
By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, August 23, 1:29 AM

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James Holmes, a former neuroscience doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, is expected to attend the hearing. Prosecutors are seeking copies of 100 pages of non-medical education records subpoenaed by prosecutors and turned over last week by the school to Arapahoe County District Judge William Sylvester.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...425_story.html
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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Today's Procedural Hearing

DA: Holmes made threat at CU at same time he failed, bought guns
Posted: 08/23/2012 02:41:43 PM MDT
August 23, 2012 11:8 PM GMTUpdated: 08/23/2012 05:08:55 PM MDT


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Karen Pearson, the lead prosecutor, also said in court that CU officials reported the threats to university police and cut off Holmes' access card, blocking his ability to enter secure areas of buildings at the campus.

University officials later said they could not discuss a threat but said that Holmes's access card was de-activated when he voluntarily withdrew from the program.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_21384695#ixzz24PwwxPvN


No Ruling On Prosecutor's Request For Holmes' College Records
Defense Seeks To Quash Former Grad Student's CU Records Subpoenaed By DA

POSTED: 3:10 pm MDT August 23, 2012
UPDATED: 5:02 pm MDT August 23, 2012


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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Aurora movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes appeared in court Thursday afternoon while his attorneys tried to quash a prosecution subpoena for University of Colorado records about the former graduate student.
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...medium=twitter
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Accused Colorado gunman told classmate he wanted to kill people: document

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...87N0X220120824

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Accused Colorado gunman James Holmes had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March 2012, four months before a deadly rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 others wounded 58, a court document showed on Friday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...d67_story.html'

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Holmes “had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March, 2012, and that he would do so when his life was over,” attorneys for the state wrote.

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An older article, but I hadn't seen it posted here (hope I'm not duplicating...)

Expert: Package to Holmes' psychiatrist may not be privileged

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/27/us/col...age/index.html

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But Alta Charo, a professor of law and medical ethicist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, said it was not so clear. She described the legal code as "a messy business, because it actually varies from state to state."
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Dr. Joseph J. Fins, chief of the division of medical ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College at New York Presbyterian Hospital, noted that doctor-patient confidentiality is considered sacrosanct, except in isolated cases where, to protect the patient or others, it can be breached.

If the package arrived after last Friday's shooting spree, the matter becomes a judicial question that could be settled by whether its contents were subpoenaed, he said.


"After the fact, there may be no further harm to be prevented," Fins said. At that point, it's up to the individual psychiatrist to decide whether to consider the information privileged anyway, he said
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48798535...ew_york_times/

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The text message, sent to another graduate student in early July, was cryptic and worrisome. Had she heard of “dysphoric mania,” James Eagan Holmes wanted to know?

The psychiatric condition, a form of bipolar disorder, combines the frenetic energy of mania with the agitation, dark thoughts and in some cases paranoid delusions of major depression.

She messaged back, asking him if dysphoric mania could be managed with treatment. Mr. Holmes replied: “It was,” but added that she should stay away from him “because I am bad news.”
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Other students said Mr. Holmes did his rotations in the laboratories of Achim Klug, who studies the auditory system; Mark Dell’Acqua, who does basic research on synaptic signaling; and Dr. Curt Freed, whose work focuses on messenger chemicals in the brain and stem cell transplants in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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http://www.cuindependent.com/2012/08...olorado/34765/

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Sophomore integrative physiology major Jared Lucero, 19, was at the movie theater the night of the massacre and was shocked to hear that a former CU student was the suspect. Lucero arrived approximately 15 minutes before Holmes and parked his car behind the theater where Holmes supposedly parked. Lucero’s car, now a part of the crime scene, was impounded for three days.
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Topic of today's press conference held by victims:

Theater shooting victims angry about the way relief fund money is being spent
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...ay-relief-fund
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