James Holmes's psychiatrist says he made "homicidal statements," documents reveal
The judge in the James Holmes case has unsealed an arrest affidavit and several search warrants in the case.
Among the details revealed by these documents -- that psychiatrist Lynne Fenton reported to a police officer in June that Holmes made "homicidal statements" and "threatened and harassed her;" that items found in his apartment included a "Batman mask;" and that police believed a notebook Holmes sent to Fenton "may contain evidence relating to the planning of the crime." Read the documents below.
Also included is Judge Carlos Samour's order to release the documents.
Holmes is charged with killing twelve people and injuring seventy more by opening fire at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora on July 20. If convicted, he'll face the death penalty.
Update: The reference to homicidal statements is on page eight of the first document below. Here's an excerpt:
Aurora Police Officer Will Hinton contacted University of Colorado Police Officer Lynn Whitten. Officer Whitten advised Officer Hinton that she had received correspondence, back in June 2012, with Dr. Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist with the University of Colorado Medical Campus. Dr. Fenton advised that through her contact with James Holmes she was reporting, per her requirement, his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made. Additionally, Dr. Fenton was advising that she had been treating Holmes, and that Holmes had stopped seeing her and had begun threatening her via text messages.
Below, find fourteen newly released documents.
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