Saturday, June 16, 2018

yoursonsandyourhusbands:
“Aurora Theater Shooter James Eagan Holmes
James Holmes murdered 12 people and injured 70 in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre on July 20th, 2012. Despite having no prior criminal record, Holmes opened fire...
yoursonsandyourhusbands:
Aurora Theater Shooter James Eagan Holmes
James Holmes murdered 12 people and injured 70 in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre on July 20th, 2012. Despite having no prior criminal record, Holmes opened fire indiscriminately in what was the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
Holmes opened fire in theater nine which contained around 400 people at the time. He began his attack by throwing two gas canisters into the audience with caused irritation to people’s skin, eyes and throats. He then began firing with a 12 gauge shotgun, a semi-automatic rifle and a .40 calibre handgun. In total Holmes fired 76 shots.
A notebook in which Holmes documented his thoughts was read out in court and revealed he had planned on killing people a decade before the massacre. He described “the obsession to kill since I was a kid, with age became more and more realistic”. He ruled out carrying out a shooting at an airport because he did not want people to think he was a terrorist saying “terrorism isn’t the message” and that “the message is, there is no message”. He wanted people to know his only motive was “my state of mind for the past 15 years”.
Holmes also described his “divided” self and how “the real me is fighting the biological me”. He related how “that’s my mind. It is broken.” In the notebook Holmes also considered plans to become a serial killer before deciding to carry out a mass shooting. He is currently in prison serving twelve life sentences aged 30.

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