DA Argues Holmes Defense has already said he's mentally ill & discussing the exam wouldn't hurt him in this regard. Did he just inadvertently confirm the sanity exam results?
Brauchler has responded to Defense motion D-191 to close the upcoming hearing regarding the States request for an additional partial exam on James.
DA Brauchler Objects to the Defenses request to close this evidentiary hearing on P-67 and P-68.
He discusses multiple reasons in his response for…
New York’s top court says state law protects a Fox News reporter from being forced to reveal her sources for a story about the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora last year.
Well that’s a surprise, gee whizz! lol!
"Researching learning and memory interests me because these are the very cognitive processes which enable us to acquire information and retain it. They are at the core of what distinguishes us as people. Due to the seemingly infinite vastness of indefinite knowledge we must be selective in our pursuits of knowledge. This is why I have chosen to study the primary source of all things, our own minds. Ultimately, I aspire to become a cognitive neuroscientist. I intend to continue performing research after graduate school in either academic or public sectors. My life-long goal is to increase the efficiency of how human beings learn and remember." - James Holmes
I’ve had this going for months - then stalled to work on other things. By showing this in chronological order, it really demonstrates James’ growing desperation.
JAMES EAGAN HOLMES TRIED TO GET HELP FOR HIS MENTAL ILLNESS. HE WAS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND HE WAS LET DOWN REPEATEDLY
James Holmes met with at least three mental health professionals associated with mental health services at CU before the shooting. How long James met with each doctor (nor which time frame in which James spoke to each doctor) and the depth of their involvement is not clear.
In March of 2012, James had a conversation with a classmate about "wanting to kill people…and that he would do so when his life was over." The student was not identified and the threats were not reported to police.
In May, 2012, James showed another student a Glock, semiautomatic pistol saying that he had bought it "for protection."
On May 17, 2012, James gave his final laboratory presentation on dopamine precursors. The talks typically ran 15 minutes or so, but this time, James spoke for only half that time. And while in earlier presentations he had made an attempt to entertain, this time he spoke flatly, as if he wanted only to be done with it.
James took his oral exam, which is designed to test students’ foundational knowledge before they continue the program, on June 7. James is said to have failed that exam.That is the same day authorities have said Holmes bought a semiautomatic rifle, one of three guns officials say was used in the attack.
On June 8, a fellow graduate student sent James a message, asking how it had gone. Not well, he replied, “and I am going to quit.” “Are you kidding me?” she asked.“No, I am just being James,” he said.
James sent an email to faculty on June 10 asking to withdraw, and was given a form that requires his advisers’ and the dean’s signatures. Shur said that James had not filled out the portion of the form that asks for a reason for withdrawal, even though he was encouraged to do so. The form never made it to Shur’s desk, so James was not formally withdrawn from the university before he went on the shooting. Shur said that students who fail oral exams are offered help to retake it. “The exam is not to throw students out,” he said, adding that it’s "very unusual" for a student to drop out of one of CU’s graduate programs.
Only the name of one doctor James met with has been publicly disclosed: Dr. Lynne Lesley Fenton. James last saw Dr. Fenton on June 11, 2012. Presumably during this appointment, and approximately 6 weeks before the shooting, James tells Fenton that he fantasizes about "killing a lot of people."
Fenton made initial phone calls about engaging the BETA team in the first two weeks of June but it never came together because in the period Fenton was having conversations with team members, James began the process of dropping out of school. Sources said when James withdrew, (or BEGAN withdrawing, as the case was) “the BETA team had no control over him.”
CU campus police were first alerted to James roughly 6 weeks before the shooting, when he began making unspecified threats to Dr. Lynne Fenton. CU police were contacted for a background check on James Holmes. Fenton spoke with Officer Lynn Whitten directly. Whitten asked Fenton if she would like to have James placed on a 72 hour psych hold. Fenton declined because, she said, James was in the process of dropping out of CU.
James lost his access to secure areas of the school June 12, according to a CU spokeswoman.
In early July, a woman who had previously conducted a text exchange with James (“You still sick, girl? Why are distracting me with those shorts? It’s Jimmy James from neuroscience.”) sent him a message to ask if he had left town yet. No, he wrote back, he still had two months remaining on his lease. He asked her about "dysphoric mania". The student messaged back asking if it could be controlled by medicine. James replied "It was," but added that she should stay away from him "because I am bad news."
It was the last she heard from him.
On December 6th 2013 James Holmes defense team filed a motion requesting that the upcoming hearing regarding the prosecutions request for an additional but limited sanity exam done by their own hand picked examiners be closed off from the public and media.
The original date for this hearing was…