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'Batman' shooter: How does movie end?

2012-07-25 22:49

Aurora - The man accused of killing a dozen people at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises wants to know how the film ends, a stunned jail worker reportedly told the New York Daily News.

James Holmes, 24, "was trying to look like he was sincerely curious", a person who witnessed the bizarre incident in the jail's infirmary on Tuesday told the paper.

"Like he had no idea why there was anything wrong with what he was saying. It was sick ... I think he's trying real hard to act crazy."

His eyes glazed and his voice flat, Holmes reportedly asked a jail worker "Did you see the movie?" and then "How does it end?"

He repeated the question when the worker ignored him.

"If he said that to me, it would have been real hard to resist smacking him," the unnamed witness told the paper.

Notebook

Another disturbing report surfaced on Wednesday that Holmes mailed a notebook "full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist before the attack, but the parcel sat unopened in a mail room.

The spiral-bound notebook was discovered on Monday after the psychiatrist received a package he feared had come from Holmes and police searched the mail room for suspicious packages, FoxNews.com reported.

"There were drawings of what he was going to do in it - drawings and illustrations of the massacre," an unnamed law enforcement source told the website.

Among the drawings were gun-wielding stick figures blowing away other stick figures.

It's not clear how long the package was in the mail room, or why it wasn't delivered and discovered prior to Friday's massacre.

One source told FoxNews it had been in the mailroom since 12 July, but a second source said they were unable to confirm that the package had arrived prior to the massacre.

Holmes, who is accused of shooting dead 12 people and wounding 58 others at a cinema in Aurora, outside Denver, is being held in solitary confinement in the Arapahoe County Detention Centre.

Face guard

He was moved to the infirmary for his own protection on Tuesday, the Daily News reported, and was fitted with a black plastic face guard to stop him from spitting on guards.

He has also been outfitted with ankle shackles and a bulletproof vest. He was moved to the infirmary on Tuesday for his own protection, sources told The News.

The graduate school dropout appeared dazed and disoriented at his first court appearance on Monday.

He could face the death penalty upon conviction if unable to prove he is mentally incompetent.

Comments
  • lungi2mlu - 2012-07-25 23:24

    he is really going for this insanity plea, just hope the courts don't fall for this, this was premeditated and cold blooded murder of innocent people, insane as the actions were, he knew what he was doing.....

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-26 09:42

      Insane or not... They should still give him the death penalty regardless! A thing like this does not belong on this earth!

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-26 09:43

      Same with Breivik!

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-26 11:07

      Why didn’t he shoot after the credit ?

  • Makhavele - 2012-07-25 23:33

    Silly question from an offspring of Devil.

  • lala.kunene - 2012-07-25 23:36

    scary

  • lasherza - 2012-07-26 00:10

    This nut should go on death row for a year or so make him sweat n cr*p his pants then exterminate him. Badly written piece by the way.

  • wehan.victor - 2012-07-26 00:15

    Insane or not, just give him the chair and get done with it.

  • John - 2012-07-26 06:44

    His bad luck he did that in Colorado, and not SA. Here, chances are good he'd get medical parole after 8 months, or a freedom day celebratory release... Damn sicko.

  • lester.nel - 2012-07-26 07:18

    Batman shooter want to know how batman ends .If this is not a sign that we as adults and parents have grossly neglected the shaping and molding of our young kids minds by removing patriotism and religion from our schools or just by being a good example then I don’t know what is. We are more worried about offending someone’s’ believe or constitutional rights than we are in the development of the minds of our children. Have we for gotten the repercussions of our actions or are we so desensitized and short sighted that we are waiting for the next big story?

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-07-26 08:33

    Hou op om die man n "celebrity" te maak. Hy was n slim nikswerd wat wil he mense moet hom altyd onthou as die B M killer!!!! You kill somebody we will kill you back!!!!!

  • mark.bekker - 2012-07-26 10:05

    ONLY one good thing about this story and I wish SA would bring it back, THE DEATH PENALTY!! fry that Orange haired psychopath! P.S. to all the reality show producers out there, lets air a few lethal injections and teach our children that there are ALWAYS consequences (there is the name for the show too)

  • nadia.londt - 2012-07-26 10:19

    why not just send him to Guantanamo Bay to be tortured and have his human dignity stripped from him? .... oops i forgot he isnt Muslim he is Jewish ... >>> double standards!

  • pecs.pilkington - 2012-07-26 11:15

    This fuker must get he death penalty! Insane my ass!

  • LekkePerd - 2012-07-26 13:01

    Sick F@%k!

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