A new report indicate that James sent a warning of his attack to a psychiatrist at his school. Read on for the details.
When James Holmes opened fire on an unsuspecting movie theater audience during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, killing 12 and leaving 59 wounded, the world was stunned. But could it have been avoided?
According to a new report by Fox News, James mailed a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado, but it sat unopened in the mail room for as long as a week before it was discovered on Monday, July 23.
The police were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus on July 23 after the psychiatrist, who is also a professor at the school, reported having received a package he believed was from James. Oddly, that package turned out to be harmless and from somebody else, but a sweep of the Campus Services’ mailroom found another package sent to the psychiatrist with James’ name in the return address.
After a judge allowed the package to be opened, the disturbing notebook was found. “Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people,” a source told Fox News. “There were drawings of what he was going to do in it — drawings and illustrations of the massacre.” Reportedly among the images in the notebook are gun-toting stick figures shooting other stick figures.
Fox News’ source says the package had been in the mailroom since July 12. It was not clear why the package had never been delivered to the psychiatrist.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think James’ attack could have been prevented?
— Billy Nilles
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