Prosecution: Holmes made threats before rampage

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors say the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting made threats and was banned from the University of Colorado after failing a key exam six weeks before the rampage.

They made the accusations about James Holmes in court Thursday as they tried to convince a judge to let them see records from the university, where Holmes had been a graduate student.

They also claim professors had urged Holmes to get into another line of work before the shooting. Attorney Karen Pearson didn't disclose where their information came from, and prosecutors did not give further details on the nature of the threats.

Defense lawyer Daniel King objected to the release of the records, calling the prosecution's request a "fishing expedition."

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a July 20 shooting at an Aurora theater.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    Hes not insane he knew what he was gonna do hes playing with games with the lawyers , Judge And whom ever there is. HE IS PLAYING GAMES WITH YOU you all so he can get away with it come on hes fooling you all
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      by Duh on Aug 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM in reply to
      If he had been properly dealt with at the scene at the time, none of this would matter. It doesn't matter if he's insane or not, he should have been shot during the act. It should be "guilty by reason of insanity" not "innocent". He did the crime. Why? etc is not of salient interest as long as he acted alone. (Hmm, was there any responsible investigation into that?)
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