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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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61.

Becki    

Hmmm strange twist.

757 days ago
62.

Tr0LL666     

He is gonna be a Legend.

757 days ago
63.

Becki    

I guess some people don't understand mental illness Even if he carefully planned out how to do this so as to claim insanity it is still insane.
Normal sane people don't even consider doing something like this or how to plea afterwords.
They should just put him away with all the other criminally insane and dole out rewards to him in exchange for being able to pick apart his brain.

757 days ago
64.

Becki    

One thing I don't understand if someone doesn't like the way TMZ or any other site or network reports on this story then why do they read the story?

Talk about insane.

757 days ago
65.

Sally    

Too bad they are so lax - a lot of lives could have been saved. Hope this is a good lesson for the University.

757 days ago
66.

EarlGray    

I'm a professor. Most of us have 9 month contracts, and we get paid for only those 9 months -- not for the summer at all. So it is not unusual to be away conducting research off-campus during the summer. In fact, I bet only 10% of my colleagues are in the office in July. Any mail they would receive would sit around until they return in August for fall semester. The fact that this letter is not opened does not surprise me at all.

757 days ago
67.

Becki    

I am not one to cave to the conspiracy theory argument but I would be lying if the idea of "The Manchurian Candidate" didn't cross my mind.
Maybe it is more like a mind control experiment getting out of control.
On one of the news programs last night one of the newscasters said it seems like many of these types of killers are college age.

757 days ago
68.

What You Really Want To See    

Well, if this had been sitting opened on my desk before this happened, I'd be saying I never opened it until after. All good psychiatrists leave their mail unopened for a couple of weeks.... you know, because who wants to hear from crazy patients!

757 days ago
69.

really?    

The people who contributed to this Fail, should be haunted and destroyed the rest of their lives for their negligence in this tragedy! May the images of this horror haunt their dreams every night for the rest of their lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

757 days ago
70.

Anna    

UNTRUE ABOUT IT BEING DELEIVERED ON JULY 12th
http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleases/Pages/Update-on-suspicious-packages-at-Anschutz-Medical-Campus.aspx

757 days ago
71.

jokerchick    

inbred tard that nobody wanted

756 days ago
72.

CochiseLiberty    

Anyone relying on media for their information should look into Operation Mockingbird. Things are not what they appear to be. TMZ has been guilty of this manipulation of actual events. Such as Obama being referred to as mixed race as off the wall. So much for keeping it real. What's popular replaces actual facts/truths. That's just one example. Look into it before responding. It's hard not to sound like a conspiracy theorist with all of these conspiracies.

756 days ago
73.

CochiseLiberty    

Too many things don't add up (as usual). The "shooter" is hell bent on killing people but yet he volunteers info on apt being booby trapped. And what about witness accounts of a 2nd or 3rd person. What about phone calls made or rec'd? What about surveillance shots. In reality, I have seen nothing that places him as the shooter. He was at his car waiting politely for police, another thing that doesn't make sense. I'm just saying ...

756 days ago
74.

JMP    

why is his hair in that mugshot so much longer than in the pic from his alleged match.com profile???

756 days ago
75.

Carolyn    

Oh look. Another claim of something existing that doesn't really exist. Where is this "notebook"? Not even a picture of the cover? Just like there are no pictures of James from that night? Just like there are no pictures of all of the wires, explosives? Just like there is no surveillance of James going into the theatre, buying his ticket, taking a call, opening the door, going outside, coming back in, shooting...NOTHING. So we're supposed to believe that this is the one incident EVER in not a single piece of anything has been leaked? I'm calling BS. Stop being sheep people. Not everything the media/police put there is the truth.

And that picture TMZ posted supposedly from Adult FF? Please. That doesn't even look like James, and no, it's not just because of the hair. Look a little closer, and stop letting the media pull the wool over your eyes.

756 days ago
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