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'Batman' shooter in solitary

2012-07-22 22:39

Aurora - The gunman who allegedly opened fire on a Batman movie screening in Colorado, killing 12 people, is being kept in solitary confinement for his own protection, police said on Sunday.

James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student, was detained shortly after the shooting early on Friday at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, just outside Denver.

Asked if Holmes was being held in solitary, Aurora Police Department spokesperson Jacki Kelley told AFP: "He's by himself," adding: "It's part of the protection process for him.

"Understandably this might be something that could upset other people. And it's part of the obligation to provide a safe environment for all the inmates in the jail," she said.

Holmes is being held in an Arapahoe County detention facility, she said.

Holmes is accused of bursting into a packed movie theatre dressed in full body armour and gas mask, then throwing two tear gas canister-like devices into the crowd and opening fire on the film-goers as they scrambled to escape.

Comments
  • stefan.snyders.1 - 2012-07-22 23:57

    Die bitch

      Preshen - 2012-07-23 08:05

      he think he is the Joker

  • jp.duplooy.14 - 2012-07-23 00:44

    Let him peg!

  • akaRags - 2012-07-23 04:42

    Colorado has the death penalty..... This is a time when the law definitely needs to opt in favor of it, strap that madman to a table, and put him to sleep. In the old days it would have been a public hanging - he should actually be put in front of a firing squad and feel the fear his victims did. Messed up world we live in, but in this case \an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth\ has never rung more true.

      freddy.vanwijk - 2012-07-23 05:18

      Cannot agree more. He is an absolute nutcase without any hope of rehabilitation. Death by lethal injection is the only justifyable sentence.

  • iceman196 - 2012-07-23 05:52

    CANT WAIT FOR THIS PIECE OF RUBBISH TO BE EXECUTED

  • thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-07-23 06:20

    Just a thought for his parents who must be devastated at the monster they raised.

      charlie.elford.5 - 2012-07-23 07:59

      You are CLEARLY not a parent yourself, thomas...

      thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-07-23 08:57

      And Samuurai, you are CLEARLY an idiotic hard a$$

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-23 07:08

    I so wish that the prison guards would unwittingly leave this piece of cr@ps cell door open. So that the other inmates can come visit him with some tea and cookies.

  • luke.gray.549668 - 2012-07-23 12:43

    I wonder if bath salts were involved?

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