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James Holmes

Sent Massacre Plans to

Professor BEFORE Shootings

7/25/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Holmes spelled out gory details of his planned massacre in a notebook which he mailed to a University of Colorado professor ... more than a week before he opened fire in the Aurora movie theater.

Police and FBI discovered the notebook while searching a mail room on the Aurora campus on Monday ... but it had reportedly been sitting there unopened since July 12 -- EIGHT days before the shootings that killed 12 people and injured 58.

The package was sent from Holmes, and according to a FOXNews.com source ... “Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people. There were drawings of what he was going to do in it -- drawings and illustrations of the massacre."

The source says the drawings included gun-wielding stick figures shooting other stick figures.

The notebook was reportedly addressed to a professor/psychiatrist who treated patients at the campus' psychiatry facility. It's unknown if the professor ever had contact with Holmes.

Earlier this year, Holmes dropped out of the university's neuroscience doctoral program, where he had studied mental health issues.

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Eriden07    

Of course the college is going to get sued! This is horrible. It ALL could have been avoided!

757 days ago
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mebrat24    

who is it addressed to????????????????
no name????????????????????????????

757 days ago
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LDB    

Seriously, are we still talking about this clown? TMZ move on already.

757 days ago
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People Annoy Me    

I WANT to see pictures and quotes from this "notebook".......

757 days ago
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Todd    

Stop Calling this guy the batman shooter. It's an insult to the cast and crew who worked so hard to bring entertainment to millions. Call him "the complete coward who shot up a movie theater" shooter.

757 days ago
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Todd    

stop calling this guy the batman shooter. It's an insult to the cast and crew who worked so hard to bring entertainment to millions.

757 days ago
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audgelikespie    

i call bull****

757 days ago
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Kevin    

Wow. Shades of Seung-Hui Cho's "multimedia manifesto" he sent to TV stations.

757 days ago
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azneck1    

Hind sight... Do you have any idea of how much mail a college receives every day??? No one is at fault here. It's unfortunate, but who the hell is expecting a warning from a psycho in the mail? No one, that's who.

757 days ago
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oink    

I have to call B.S.

757 days ago
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Ted Allen    

Crap is going to hit the mail room fan over this one. Why wasn't the mail picked up or delivered in a timely manner?

757 days ago
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Jude    

These teachers are SO FREAKIN LAZY! I know they were not involved but geeze. I had a professor while in my final semester of summer school did not want to come to campus to submit grades in time for summer graduation because she did not want make an extra trip to the main campus! (Loyola) She had a staff meeting 4 weeks after the grades were due and was going submit them then..... even though she knew several of us needed the graded because were were graduating at the end of the semester. She did not care. A few of us had jobs lined up contingent on us obtaining our BA..A group of us went to the president because we were in danger of not graduating because our grades were held hostage. She didn't answer emails and ignored our calls. She was fired. Thank goodness!

757 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

STOP USING THIS MANS NAME. This piece of garbage killed these people for notoriety and you are giving him what he wants.
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All of the major networks - ALL have agreed to not use his name unless absolutely necessary. TMZ gives us stories about protitutes, supposed E-mails, weapons . . . just stop TMZ just stop giving this piece of shyte a forum stop making him famous, stop giving others like him an idea to also make themselves famous.
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Harvey, at long last, have you finally reached the limits of civility? Just stop this, the extra hits and page reads you get - are the pennies going into your pocket for each read that important to you?
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Harvey, get a soul !!!~

757 days ago
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Lava    

Wow. Just....wow.

757 days ago
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gamepro    

the professor needs to go to jail because he could have gave the police the notebook and they could have stopped this whole killing spree

757 days ago
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