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James Holmes

Victims Families Outraged

Apt. On the Market

12/30/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1228-james-holmes-aurora-getty Victims of James Holmes' murderous rampage are anguished and angry that the apartment he turned into a death trap is being rented again.

We spoke with a number of families after breaking the story that the apartment -- which Holmes booby trapped with 30 grenades and 10 gallons of gasoline with the intent of killing cops -- is on the market, and they feel victimized again and disrespected.

Bill Hoover -- whose grandson A.J. Boik was gunned down by the Aurora shooter -- says, "The place should be burned down or bulldozed."

The landlord is asking $850 a month, boasting the 650 square foot 1 bedroom/1 bathroom unit is completely renovated and furnished.  There's no mention about the previous tenant.

Hoover adds, "He [Holmes] is the epitome of evil and what went on in that building was horrendous ... I don't think anyone would want to stay there if they knew the evil acts that were done."

A member of another victim's family says, "There needs to be a sign saying a worthless killer lived here."

Still, we gotta ask ...



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Looks like a nice place some ones going to be happy their

266 days ago


Calm the hell down. So the owner of this property is supposed to what? Take a financial loss the rest of his life? Hey victims families; if u really feel that way, you pay the landlord to keep it vacant. Otherwise, stuff it

266 days ago


I think the landlord should inform the new tentant's,however I don't see the issue with renting it out, if he had murdered some one in the apartmeng then it would be different IMO!

266 days ago

South Beach    

I suggest all of these people get together and make an offer on the property. If accepted, they can do whatever they want with it. What happened to their family members was tragic to be sure, but they are being absurd.

266 days ago


It's an apartment, not some super villian's evil lair, and no one was killed in it. Save your outrage for the verdict.

266 days ago


These people need to grow up and get a life. Disrespected? I don't think so. Why are these TMZ losers calling relatives of the deceased?

266 days ago


It's ok for the movie theatre to still be selling tickets but the landlord can not rent out the apartment???

266 days ago


If it bothers them that badly they could pool their money and buy it from the owner. The owner should not be victimized too.

266 days ago


Dumb ppl are everywhere it's not the landlords fault!

266 days ago


The landlord wasn't the one that killed anyone. So just b/c they rented to Holmes, they should also be punished along with everyone else that lives in the building?? Such total oversensitive bullCRAP. It's sad that these families lost someone, but to demand such a ludicrous thing is.. well ludicrous. Are they demanding that the theater in which it happened be torn down? Are they demanding that the car model that he drove, along with the color be discontinued?? Hell, they want to get all up in arms over everything then might as well go ALL out then.

266 days ago


flame the flat, then bulldoze the house, burn down the hood in 500m perimeter, because these phlegmatic & ignorant azzholes considered Holmes as 'nice' and 'quiet'. Shoot his family except his mother, hang her on her thumbs....water board the landlord, than burn! Name the street after him and lock the it up!

266 days ago

Eric Cartman    

LOL bulldoze or burn down the apartment complex. I can understand the family being upset over their loved ones they lost but they weren't criminally murdered where he lived. What's next? Burn down the hospital he was born in?

How about blow up the planet he lived on?

Take your taint elsewhere.

266 days ago


The owners have waited pretty long I think and they have to makeup for losses.. think about how much they must have had to put into this place to get it livable + the months of lost income from this one unit while the investigation was ongoing, then having to pay someone to come in and fix/replace everything.. You cant tare down a whole apartment building because one psycho lived there. Lets make people who had nothing to do with this homeless... yeah the human race seriously lacks logic. I feel for the tenants and owners here.

266 days ago

King Anton    

Natrone Means should play him in the movie!!

266 days ago


Wow? Did I miss the story where they bulldozed the theater that he actually shot people in? People are ignorant and will protest anything these days. And TMZ will give them a platform.

266 days ago
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