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James Holmes jailed in solitary: ĎAll the inmates were talking about killing himí
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 21, 2012 | Matthew Lysiak In Aurora, Colo. AND Larry Mcshane

Posted on 07/21/2012 2:10:29 PM PDT by Mount Athos

Remorseless mass-murder suspect James Holmes was locked up alone Saturday over fears that the self-proclaimed Joker would become a target for other inmates.

The man accused in the Colorado movie theater massacre was still behaving erratically on the day after his rampage at a midnight screening of “The Dark Night Rises” — the last film in the Batman trilogy.

“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” a jail employee told the Daily News. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”

A released inmate said Holmes’ behavior behind bars was increasingly irrational.

“He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,” the inmate told The News. “He's spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy.”

Holmes, 24, was also placed on suicide watch in solitary confinement before eating a jailhouse breakfast of grits and sausage, according to a cafeteria worker.

Two other just-released inmates said the concerns of Arapahoe Detention Center officials over Holmes’ life were well-founded.

“All the inmates were talking about killing him,” Wayne Medley, 24, said as he left the facility. “Everyone was looking for an opportunity. It’s all they could talk about.”

Freed inmate Dima Danilov, 22, said the suspect’s face was covered with a red towel when he arrived at the jail about two hours after 12 people were killed and 58 wounded inside an Aurora, Colo., multiplex.

Holmes — who had dyed his hair red — was also wearing red clothing beneath the black body armor that terrified moviegoers saw when he opened fire early Friday morning, Danilov said.

Jail guards “blacked out his windows with duct tape so no one could see him,” said Danilov. “He was cuffed in the back and had leg shackles. Six officers were walking him.”

The deranged suspected killer, a former honors student and Ph.D. candidate, said nothing and walked slowly to his cell.

Danilov said that if Holmes was released into the general jail population, “he won’t live to see Monday’s court appearance.”

Holmes is due for his first court appearance on Monday morning. He could face the death penalty, if found mentally competent and convicted in the murder spree.

Cops returned Saturday for a second day to Holmes’ suburban Denver apartment, which was rigged with chemical and explosive booby-traps by its jailed tenant before his rampage.

Eleven of the victims shot during the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” remained in critical condition Saturday at Colorado hospitals.

According to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the mass killer declared that “he was the Joker, enemy of Batman” after the massacre ended.

Holmes, who came to Colorado from California to continue his education, was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, a Remington 870 shotgun and two .40-caliber Glock handguns.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bubbaandlydelltime; corrections; inmates; jamesholmes
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1 posted on 07/21/2012 2:10:34 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

Leave him his belt, shoestrings and a long bit of rope fashioned in a noose.Guilty or mad, retribution is up to the Lord but there are no biblical rules against the power of suggestion.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Mount Athos

Insanity Defense....Right out of Nicholson’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 2:17:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mount Athos

Any informal justice meted out upon the young miscreant will save the state many man hours and countless funds, as well as do the job that the timid justice system is afraid to do.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 2:18:08 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Mount Athos

>>“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” a jail employee told the Daily News. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.” <<

Thank you so much, Jail Employee, for setting up that insanity plea that this murderer will use.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Cyman
"Guilty or mad, retribution is up to the Lord but there are no biblical rules against the power of suggestion."

Heh heh heh ... I think it's actually sanctioned ... at least in one instance;


Where y'been ?

(paraphrased)

Just hangin' out, checkin up on your work

'Ja pick up on m'man, Job ?

Yeah ... so what?

Pretty cool, ain't he?

Yeah, but you're protectin' him

K ... you can do anything you want but kill him, OK ?

6 posted on 07/21/2012 2:22:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Mount Athos
‘All the inmates were talking about killing him’

They could start with any random occutard. They are all one and the same.

7 posted on 07/21/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Mount Athos

Grits and sausage??? That’s cruel and unusual punishment!


8 posted on 07/21/2012 2:24:23 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: Cyman

You know how it goes.

They can always pull a Lee Harvey Oswald on him so that more elites, with their personal bodyguards, can go berserk and scream about gun control.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 2:27:05 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Mount Athos

Put him in one of Bashar Assad’s many prisons...


10 posted on 07/21/2012 2:27:44 PM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: knarf
I prefer the LOLcat Bible translation:

6 Teh ayngles wented to seez Ceiling Cat, and Basement Cat wented two.7 Ceiling Cat axt Basement Cat, "Wher wuz u?" Basement Cat saied "Oh, hai. I'z wuz in ur urfs, wawking up and down uponz it."8 Teh Ceiling Cat sez "Has u seen mai servnt Job? He can has cheezburger cuz he laiks me."

9 "No wai!" sed Basement Cat.10 "U just plyin favrits.11 If u take his cheezburgers, oar his bukkit, he no laiks u no moar."

12 Then teh Ceiling Cat sez "Okai, u can take his bukkit, but no givin Job owies." And then Basement Cat went awai.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mount Athos
Sounds like the perp is still on drugs or thinks he is smart enough to beat the charges on insanity.
12 posted on 07/21/2012 2:29:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ceiling Cat and Basement Cat ?

Heh heh heh .. I kind'a like that.

13 posted on 07/21/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Mount Athos

Red and Black what could it mean?

I have my suspicions.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 2:31:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cyman
I find it interesting how Holmes’s timeline, not the sequence in his period last night. How much range time this guy spent? From his shotgun, AR15, Glock along with his mags and ammo.

I wonder when did they see his parents started seeing his warning signs?

15 posted on 07/21/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: tet68

16 posted on 07/21/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Snow Eagle
Grits and sausage??? That’s cruel and unusual punishment!

Only if you're a good-for-nothin' damn Yankee.

Many a Southerner would consider that a gracious last meal prior to execution.
17 posted on 07/21/2012 2:38:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: Mount Athos
All the inmates were talking about killing him

You see? That's why they're all in jail; can't keep their mouths shut.

18 posted on 07/21/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Recon Dad

From reports yesterday, the guns were recent (within 6 months) purchases and were purchased in the Denver/Aurora area.

His parents live in California. They may not have known of his recent activities.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 2:40:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Snow Eagle

You gotta be kidding me. That is food heaven. Now Cream of Wheat would be another matter all together.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 2:44:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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