Aurora Theater Shooting

James Holmes, aka The Llama: Bizarre photo, impressive docs from grad school application

During a Thursday court hearing, attorneys for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes said their client is mentally ill.

But a different Holmes emerges in his 2010 application to a neuroscience program -- a brilliant yet quirky individual dubbed "The Llama" because of an odd photo he submitted.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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