James Holmes saw three mental health professionals before shooting



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Alleged Aurora, Colo, shooter James Holmes met with not one, but at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado prior to the massacre. How long he met with each one and the depth of their involvement is not clear, but it adds to the picture of Holmes being clearly on their radar in the time period leading up to the shootings. When contacted by CBS News, school spokesperson Jacque Montgomery declined comment, citing a judge’s gag order.

At the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus, James Holmes had been a PhD student in neuroscience. But last June, he dropped out and was buying guns. Before he left this campus, he had seen at least three mental health professionals associated with student mental health services.

Only one name has been publicly disclosed: Dr. Lynne Fenton, who is subpoenaed to appear in court in the Holmes case. At issue is a package mailed by Holmes to her and recovered in the campus mail room three days after the shootings. Holmes lawyers say it is priviledged material. Legal analyst Raj Chohan says they want to prevent the prosecution from using it, and have it turned over to them now.

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  • Sam W.

    Since it was placed in a mail box, it is NO longer the property of the murderer and should be delivered to the recipient or person it is addressed to. This person should go to trial immediately and be terminated just like he did to the victims. OR, take all the organs needed to save a life(s) and be done with him. Don’t spend another penny feeding and housing it.

  • robert

    Doesn’t the quality of counseling reflect accurately the attitude of University leadership psychology and philosophy of life? If morality is not Biblical then anything is OK if they say so ! Man’s (UC) laws are not worth paper to finish your bowel expulsion!

  • jb80538

    He’s still a murderer.