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Accused Denver shooter sought help for mental illness: lawyer (Big Surprise)
Reuters ^ | 8/9/2012 | Keith Coffman

Posted on 08/09/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by markomalley

Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes, charged with murder over a shooting rampage last month at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, has a "mental illness" and tried to get help before the shooting, his defense attorney said in court on Thursday.

Holmes, who is accused of opening fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the suburb of Aurora, was present in a hearing in which a judge weighed a request by 20 media organizations to unseal documents related to his case.

During the hearing, Holmes' public defender, Daniel King, repeatedly made references to his client's unspecified mental illness.

"He tried to get help with his mental illness," King said of his client, who appeared in court wearing maroon prison garb and shackled at his hands and ankles, with his dyed hair fading to pink in some places from its original reddish-orange.

Prosecutors charged Holmes, a 24-year-old former neuroscience graduate student at the University of Colorado, last week with 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder over the rampage in which 12 people were killed and 58 others wounded.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurorashooting; batmanshooting; jamesholmes; psychiatry

1 posted on 08/09/2012 5:05:34 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I thought the jusge put a gag order on all information from this case.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: markomalley

former neuroscience graduate student at the University of Colorado

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That is what the prosecution is going to go after. We all saw this cccoming.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:37 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: mazda77

Catch 22. He was sane enough to go for psych help..so he is sane enough to stand trial.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:55 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: mazda77

Catch 22. He was sane enough to go for psych help..so he is sane enough to stand trial.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 5:12:55 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: markomalley

Interesting comments at the link. It appears many folks are not convinced James Holmes is mental, that he knew what he was doing.

It is curious and unnerving how all three, Nidal Hassan, James Holmes, and the latest killer who’s name has disappeared from the public’s view, were involved with psychology programs involving the U.S.government.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 5:19:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: markomalley; Bender2
I think they should not execute this guy, Photobucket but study him.

That way we can find out what makes him tick or what doesn't make his brain tick properly.

After we are done, Photobucket he should be free to go.

Did I mention that as part of studying his brain we should physically extract it.

PhotobucketWhen we release him we can hand him his own brain and he can put it back in himself.

7 posted on 08/09/2012 5:28:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SatinDoll

A bizarre coincidence is that James Eagan Holmes and Wade Page have the same exact Jewish Gematria and Major Nidal Hassan comes close.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SatinDoll

Black ops....... hmmmmmm

I agree-—this all of a sudden “GUN” violence everywhere—— is so suspicious because they are SO after our guns!!!!!!!!! Just a little too convenient.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 5:32:28 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: GraceG
Re: Did I mention that as part of studying his brain... we should physically extract it.

Yes, good points, Grace... but--

Where, oh where... could it go wrong?

10 posted on 08/09/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SatinDoll
"It is curious and unnerving how all three, Nidal Hassan, James Holmes, and the latest killer who’s name has disappeared from the public’s view, were involved with psychology programs involving the U.S.government."

-Nothing works better at bringing up the "Gun Control" debate than a mass shooting. Yes, dozens of people killed in a such a manner is a tragedy and about 12,000 people are murdered by guns every year but what of the 2.5 MILLION Americans that defend themselves with guns every year, of which nearly 400,000 say they would most likely be dead if unarmed? They want to put us all at the mercy of criminals. Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

-Not only are hundreds of thousands of lives saved by guns, but the ONLY defense against an oppressive government and the last defense against an invading force is an armed population.

-If you think government research of weaponized psychedelic drugs ended with MK Ultra, I got a bridge to sell you. Such weapons have more potential than any guns, bombs or nukes. The path of entire nations can be altered with a few micrograms of chemical administered to the right people. Entire regions can be brought to their knees with a few kilos dropped into the water supply.

Connect the dots people

11 posted on 08/09/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: RummyChick

these have the same Jewish Gematria

James Eagan Holmes
Wade Page
Darth Vader
Psychopathic Animals
obama as shiva

nerve agent

evil oaths

Thou shall not steal
Lords Prayer

and.....

Is Michael Jackson Dead


12 posted on 08/09/2012 5:48:28 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: markomalley

I am glad I am not a lawyer, I could not defend a POS like this.

I don’t care how crazy he is execute him.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Bender2
Well bendy, Photobucket I am not a expert on this sorta thing so I am going to divert this to someone who has more experience with this sorta thing.

Meanwhile on Babylon 5 Pictures, Images and Photos.......

I think making this creep breathe a vacuum for a couple hours would do the gene pool a world or two of good.

14 posted on 08/09/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: markomalley

Hang him and he will think twice before going nuts.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 6:09:08 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: GraceG
Your quoting... "Babylon 5" is not acceptable!

Therefore, you leave me no other... choice!

16 posted on 08/09/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
Sheldon, I would be careful about that Photobucket I do have a bit of a temper...Photobucket
17 posted on 08/09/2012 6:19:33 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bender2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVFFQYz_Awk

LOL


18 posted on 08/09/2012 6:20:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SatinDoll

I’m not sure if he’s crazy, was doped up (including “legally” by that flakey gal who “received the notebook” & supposedly said she notified campus police way after the fact), was messing in a part of neuroscience nobody should be messing in, or if he was even the shooter (or acted alone).

The circumstances of his arrest *do not* make sense. Who dropped/ ditched the second gas mask far from Holmes’ car? And to whom did the riot shield belong? (Holmes carried 2 long guns, 2 canisters of gas, AND a riot shield- which wasn’t mentioned by anyone?) What was with the passive-aggressive emergency coordinator who kept stalling the LEOs, who were all but begging for ambulances & finally transported, themselves? (listen to the scanner recordings)

Loughner was obviously guilty. This one stinks to high heaven.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by KGeorge (That blood curdling scream you hear in the voting booth, might be me.)
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To: GraceG
Re: Sheldon, I would be careful about that... I do have a bit of a temper...

Well, be forewarned, Grace, I have friends in high places and he has a temper, too... He'll run you over with his wheelchair!

20 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:41 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: RummyChick

Hi, RC:

What is Jewish Gematria. I looked it up in Wikipedia and got even more confused!

TIA.


21 posted on 08/09/2012 6:45:50 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere. Join them. Join us.)
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To: varyouga
"The path of entire nations can be altered with a few micrograms of chemical administered to the right people."

==================

Just thought of Breitbart.

22 posted on 08/09/2012 6:49:37 PM PDT by hummingbird (Breitbart and Spartacus: here, there, everywhere. Join them. Join us.)
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23 posted on 08/09/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: markomalley

“At one point during the hearing, a woman seated in the courtroom jumped up and said she had “information vital to the defense” of Holmes, and that defense attorneys would not speak with her. The judge had her escorted out of the hearing by deputies.”

That’s odd.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:36:41 PM PDT by Selene
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