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James Holmes threatened professor, said he wanted to "kill people," DA says

James Holmes "had conversations with a classmate about wanting to kill people in March 2012" and "made threats to a professor" at the University of Colorado according to a motion written by prosecutors (and on view below). The motion, which was made public today, says "evidence gathered so far" includes that Holmes "failed his graduate school oral boards" in June and was "denied access to the school" after making the aforementioned threats.
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