The notebook, which Holmes mailed to Dr. Lynne Fenton at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is an important piece of evidence for both the prosecution and defense.
AURORA | An FBI agent testified Wednesday she found a Batman mask inside James Holmes’ apartment after he opened fire during the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in July 2012. Stephanie Benitez said the mask was one of dozens of items of evidence seized from Holmes’ booby-trapped apartment on Paris Street. “It was […]
“I’d never faced him before. I wanted to see who did it and I wanted to be able to try to look him in the eye,” Blache said
“The cruel twists of fate are unkind to the misfortunate,” Holmes wrote in a spiral notebook used to plan the Aurora theater shooting
The notebook is expected to be an important piece of evidence for both the prosecution and the defense. Prosecutors are expected to say it shows how detailed Holmes’ plans for the attack were, while the defense will say it shows the depths of his psychosis at the time of the attack.
Brauchler promised to show jurors days’ worth of interviews with Holmes by psychiatrists William Reid and Jeffrey Metzner. Both doctors determined Holmes suffered mental illness but was sane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others, Brauchler said.
Aurora police Detective Tom Wilson said officers found a piece of poster board between Holmes’ refrigerator and trash can that had the same No. 1 with an infinity symbol on it that police also found on a calendar in his bedroom. On the calendar, the symbol was written on July 20, the day of the theater attack.
“I just remember everybody screaming and crying,” she said.
“I just did not have any interest in speaking with either party,” he said.