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Aurora Massacre Shooter

Tries to Kill Himself

in Jail Cell

11/15/2012 8:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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James Holmes -- the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre -- was hospitalized after several "half-hearted" suicide attempts ... this according to law enforcement.

According to cops, Holmes ran headfirst into a jail cell wall on Tuesday ... and while he sustained injuries ... they were not life-threatening.

Holmes also reportedly stood on the bed in his cell and fell backwards ... in an apparent attempt to crack his skull open. He failed.

Holmes -- who killed 12 people and injured 58 more during his July 20 shooting rampage -- has since been released from the hospital.

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Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Wow he looks crazy crazy people hug your kids because this is what they become

524 days ago
137.

Bri    

Mental illness he had all the signs nobody paid attention till he killed...

524 days ago
138.

Svielma    

Good, because if he doesnt, the inmates will..dam devil

524 days ago
139.

vrich    

Oh for crying outloud! Everyone saying, "Oh poor baby! he had a mental illness". Do your research! You are playing into his game if you think he is actually mentally ill. Mentally ill people, do not send a letter and a journal to their college professor, before carrying out a crime like that. They JUST DO IT! They do not stock up on guns and ammo for months. It is all premeditated. he KNEW what he was doing.

524 days ago
140.

Spicy mag    

Take him on a field trip to a volcano.

524 days ago
141.

Ann    

That photo is creepy as heck...

521 days ago
142.

Lisa    

too bad he did not succeed, I don't want to pay for him to stay alive

521 days ago
143.

Alley    

Give him a rope already!

521 days ago
144.

Tony    

You think that is bad? Child killer from Vancouver, British Columbia ended up getting cancer after 30 years in prison and they flew the mother F$&*#R to Montreal to treat the bastard, where he finaly died. I could imagine how much Canadians had to pay that piece of ****. Not to mention that he would only tell the cops where the victims bodies were for $10,000

517 days ago
145.

kayla77    

I don't believe he's mentally ill...at least not enough to know what he did. He really doesn't have a defense and will probably get the death penalty. He is either trying to look insane by attemping suicide to get a life sentance or he's trying to control his own death and not wait for Colorado to make the terms of how he will die. I highly doubt he's "criminally insane".

510 days ago
146.

grooveylisa    

he is obviously not mentally stable,so why ppl say mean things about a person who isnt sane is beyond me..did he kill innocent ppl? hell yes!!!! but he isnt sane,and is on meds. i am not sticking up for the guy by any means,and if he killed one of my kids or familia members would i pissed? DAMN STRAIGHT!!! . unless we know whats in his mind,idk that we can judge him.im sure ill get tons of thumbs down,which i dont really care.but until we can understand whats up with his brain,then who are we to say anything/? maybe he had no control over what he thought,idk,just sayin...........................

496 days ago
147.

Az Heat    

I understand our tax dollars have to go towards a lot of different things but why towards a guy that will never be in society again!?!? I say let him kill himself if he wants along with all of the others that are doing life or on death row!

496 days ago
148.

DragonNinja    

What a *****! Smh! He had the balls to take innocent lives in the movie theater; but he can't take is own?? Wow!!

494 days ago
149.

Dariel    

James Holmes being illegally held in custody without a fair trial. And then they shave his head to make him look bad in front of the public who were already brainwashed by misleading news like foxnews. I not saying he didn't do it. We just dont know yet. If he did, maybe he found out how evil his own race is and did something about it. I am not approving what he did if he did it. As I tell my class, you notice the whites are the mass murderers

480 days ago
150.

Chattie    

There's nothing like sitting in a cell, thinking about all the people you killed over and over. with nothing else to do except wait until you die. I hope any attempts to kill yourself fails as you deserve to sit and wait for the day you die. as those people you killed don't even get to finish living because of you.

480 days ago
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