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James Holmes

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7/22/2012 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



0722_holmes_abc_stillA video of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes, shot when he was 18, shows the slightly awkward teen speaking to a room full of people at a science camp.

The video, obtained by ABC News, shows Holmes at Miramar College in San Diego ... discussing "temporal illusions."

Holmes was introduced at the seminar like this ... "His goals are to become a researcher and to make scientific discoveries. In personal life, he enjoys playing soccer and strategy games and his dream is to own a slurpee machine."

In the Match.com profile of Holmes TMZ posted this morning, soccer was listed among his interests.

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Infiniti    

Basically, he already got a head-start into researching his own deranged psyche

720 days ago
32.

A.C. Coulter    

In other words, he was a perfectly normal teenager who, without access to guns, would not have committed this crime. Enough is enough. Overturn the Second Amendment NOW.

720 days ago
33.

scooby    

omg sheldon cooper finally snapped.

720 days ago
34.

Josh     

"Stop posting his name and sensationalizing this. You are part of the problem and this is what the dirtbag wants. Get some brains and stop"

I agree fueling future horrific acts from deranged people for there 15 minutes brought to by TMZ. But hay anything for website hits per hour! Congrats on shallow behavior hopefully they will seek out TMZ or likewise offices next time. Have a great day!

720 days ago
35.

Gabrielle    

Obviously nothing could have prevented this type of deliberated assualt on the constitution. I hope you find out the motive. I hope you dig deeper because this...doesn't seem like it could have been done alone. He had help. It just seems ironic, and I could give a rat's ass about his childhood, obviously it was very good with no reason to suspect his sudden ...random....or was it random? We can read all about how normal he was, so much that it points to some kinda conspiracy.

720 days ago
36.

Gabrielle    

I've got it! It was all a temporal illusion!

720 days ago
37.

TL    

If the authorities who have this monster thing locked up had any integrity they would post a large screen TV in front of his cell so he could see the faces of the people he murdered over and over 24 hours a day how the hell could his poor excuses of parents have been so totally clueless as to what kind of monster they brought into the world

720 days ago
38.

sean    

I thought I'd never say this, but I'd rather see stories about the Kardashians than this piece of ****.
Please TMZ enough stories about this stop.

720 days ago
39.

TL    

If the authorities who have this monster thing locked up had any integrity they would post a large screen TV in front of his cell so he could see the faces of the people he murdered over and over 24 hours a day how the hell could his poor excuses of parents have been so totally clueless as to what kind of monster they brought into the world

720 days ago
40.

Sean    

This guy put a lot of effort into being the person that he thought society wanted him to be, only to find himself working at mcdonalds with no girl, friends, or any real social attachments. But he pushed on and once he understood that he was not going to make it he snapped. No, his his failures do not justify his actions but maybe if we all put a bit more effort into giving a sh@t about the guy standing next to us these things wouldn't happen as often.

720 days ago
41.

tave    

Why be disappointed in TMZ for posting this? We want to know who the killer was, it's that simple. It's best to know who this guy was rather than be a mystery. If you believe that he could commit this crime and we not talk about him, that's unlikely. It's not glorifying the killer, it's just simply trying to figure out who this guy was so we can know how to prevent this in the future.

720 days ago
42.

lily    

i feel for james holmes...what despair he was in and nobody had any idea..and the world continued like he didnt exist....there are plenty of ppl likes holmes..in loneliness and despair

720 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

i mean if the tmz staff is so 'look how clear' about the level of danger and the threat that this guy represent(s)/ed not ONLY AFTER THE ACTUALLY KILLINGS WHERE NOW SUDDENLY EVERYONE IS LIKE OMG, HE LOOKS WEIRD AND IS ACTING LIKE A PSYCHO' then why wasn't everyone onto the guy to avoid this from happening? now, suddenly, all reports talk about his 'awkwardness' and or 'off-ness' in a social sens. stop acting and sounding stupid, if you didn't know then, how dangerous this guy was, don't try to create 'hindsight wisdom' about the person. it's totally ignorant and totally annoying, really.

720 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

fact is, he simply looks and acts like a 'zuckerberg' (in this video, especially). what? now every white male (aside from good ol georgie zimmerman, that were, of course..) is a potential social threat and should be monitored 24/7????! you people are freakin ridiculous. omg, he ordered a mocha frappuccino!! he's dangerous!! that is a weird drink to order!! imagine when you order that in the cold winter. then they should send secret service to monitor and surveillance you... forget illegals. they are not the problem, the psycho white male is the problem here. lol

720 days ago
45.

Kawika Dakine    

WHERE THE HELL IS THE REST OF THE VIDEO?!

720 days ago
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