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James Holmes

Sent Massacre Plans to

Professor BEFORE Shootings

7/25/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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 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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Btw... Doesn't anyone wonder how James got into or out of his apartment if it was rigged , according to the chief, "like nothing he had ever seen before"? He's got explosives upon explosives that were set up so that whoever went through the door would be killed, yet he could come and go? Nah. I'm no expert, but that doesn't seem feasible. I suppose we're supposed to just believe he flew in and out.

821 days ago


was Charlie on It's always sunny working in the mail room that day?!?!?

820 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Fox News has "sources" now? Wow...

820 days ago


what is his motive in Shooting ?

819 days ago

Bud Holloway    

Well its a shame it happened, however if this is true about the college professor not checking his mail box and it may have been stopped before it started,
i say fire him for not doing as he should,Now please writing about this crackhead who wanted to be famous and now thru tv and the press has had his wish fulfilled enough already so sorry that it did lhappen plrayers and thoughts to the familys that lost loved ones and also to the wounded and thier families Actually ii is part of the Bible being fulfilled before our Lord and Savior returns to take his people home to live in Heaven with him If you don't have Jesus in your heart you better find out how. Very simple pray and ask God to forgve you of your sins and ask him to come into your heart if you were sincere when you prayed then you are saved but start reading your bible and get into a good bible based church that preaches the word from the bible and you will be alright if you stay true to God

818 days ago


We just have to pray now when ever you leave the house, cuz you just know if you will make it back home. You need to pray when boarding an airplane, you need to play when going to the theater, you just need to pray every day for life health and strength.

814 days ago


He should be responsible too for this tragedy what the hell was he doing that he did not read the notebook? I smell a lawsuit in the works. Sue the shrink not the theater. Don't sue the theater they did nothing wrong everytime you go to the theater those emergency exit doors are always open in case of emergency, who would have thought this wacko would pull this stunt.This changes everything now, Every time you go to the theater this will always be on your consious or fear to walk in a movie room.

814 days ago

courtney campbell     

what was hes jail sentse or whatever

695 days ago
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