Aurora gunman tried to call his psychiatrist right before shooting

James Holmes, the man suspected in the Colorado movie theatre shooting last month, allegedly tried to call his psychiatrist nine minutes before the attack that left 12 dead and 59 wounded.

The news was revealed by Holmes’ defence attorneys, as prosecutors tried, but failed, to get a notebook belonging to the accused, which allegedly contains a description of the attack. On Thursday, a judge ruled that prosecutors couldn’t disprove that there was a relationship between Holmes and University of Colorado psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton. Holmes had sent the notebook to Dr. Fenton.

Holmes’ defence is arguing that he is mentally ill. Prosecutors are saying that he was merely upset about failing at his academic career. They’re also arguing the notebook wasn’t to be used in his treatment, since Holmes planned to be dead or in prison after the shooting.

The judge will take the hearing again September 20.


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