Aurora Theater Shooting

Aurora theater shooting: Five twisted theories about the attack

In the days since the Aurora theater shootings, the blogosphere has erupted with theories intended to explain the inexplicable -- why James Holmes allegedly opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Predictably, these analyses range from the somewhat plausible to the incredibly bizarre and frequently offensive. Here are five examples.

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