Suspect Emerges

Professors described him as a top-notch student and shy. One professor doubted whether he wanted Holmes in his lab, noting that “he may be extremely smart, but difficult to engage.”

This courtroom sketch shows suspect James Holmes during a motions hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. James Holmes has been charged in the shooting at the Aurora theater on July 20 that killed twelve people and injured more than 50. (AP Photo/Bill Robles, Pool) TV OUT

DENVER | Newly filed court records allege that the man accused of opening fire on an Aurora movie theater told a classmate he wanted to kill people four months before the shooting. Prosecutors made the allegation in a motion released Friday seeking access to James Holmes’ records from the University of Colorado Denver’s neuroscience graduate […]

AURORA | James Homes’ court appearance Thursday has been pushed back after prosecutors said they hadn’t yet received all the information needed to argue whether a package he sent his psychiatrist is privileged. In an order issued Wednesday, Judge William Sylvester said the issue of privilege regarding Holmes’ communication with his doctor will be addressed […]

AURORA | The landlord of alleged movie theater shooter James Eagan Holmes has gone to court to formally evict him, saying Holmes violated his lease when he allegedly “murdered numerous individuals” and booby-trapped his apartment. The Denver Post reports ( that attorneys for Holley Realty & Management filed the eviction papers Wednesday in Adams County […]

A University of Colorado Police officer gets into her patrol car on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012,  at the University of Colorado Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.  Suspected movie theater shooter James Holmes was studying neuroscience at the medical school and a psychiatrist there raised an alarm about his behavior. In the wake of a student's deadly attack at Virginia Tech five years ago, schools across the country put into place teams meant to bring together faculty and staff to notice and take action, when a student appears to be a threat. The school won't say if campus police ever were alerted to Holmes, or whether faculty or staff ivestigated his behavior.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

KMGH-TV reported that the university psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, called the University of Colorado police department in early June to ask for a background check on James Holmes.

Federal agents unload material to collect evidence at the apartment house of shooting suspect James Eagen Holmes.  Federal agents began collecting evidence from the apartment after clearing it of booby traps. in Aurora, Colo., Saturday, July 21, 2012. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at an Aurora theatre early Friday that killed twelve people and injured 59.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

“Fenton made initial phone calls about engaging the BETA team” in “the first 10 days” of June but it “never came together” because in the period Fenton was having conversations with team members, James Holmes began the process of dropping out of school, a source said.

CENTENNIAL | A public court record that shows the former graduate student accused in the Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist has been altered. The revelation about psychiatric treatment was disclosed in a defense motion last week which said a package discovered in the mailroom at the University of Colorado-Denver contained […]