Mass Murderer James Holmes Picked Midnight Movie To Avoid Shooting Children……..

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  1. teehee

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    James Holmes Picked Midnight Movie To Avoid Shooting Children, Psychiatrist Says

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    DENVER, June 1 (Reuters) - A psychiatrist testified on Monday that Colorado theater gunman James Holmes chose a midnight screening of a movie to commit mass murder because he believed there would be fewer children present.

    Court-appointed psychiatrist William Reid, who made the comments during questioning by a prosecutor in a capital case now in its sixth week, said Holmes also indicated he was sorry when he learned a young girl was among the dead.

    "He said that he didn't want to kill children," Reid said Holmes told him of the late-night attack.

    A coroner has testified that the girl, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, was shot four times.

    Holmes, 27, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder stemming from the July 2012 rampage that killed 12 moviegoers and wounded 70.

    His defense attorneys have said the one-time neuroscience doctoral candidate suffers from schizophrenia and was not in control of his actions when he opened fire inside a Denver-area multiplex during a viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."

    Prosecutors say Holmes planned and carried out the massacre because of his "longstanding hatred of mankind" and plan to seek the death penalty if he is convicted.

    Reid, who interviewed Holmes nine times over 22 hours last year, testified last week that in his opinion Holmes had serious psychiatric issues but was sane when he opened fire.

    In clips of the interviews with the psychiatrist shown in court on Monday, Holmes recounts details of his thought process leading to the massacre, including taking target practice in preparation for the shooting, which he referred to as his mission.

    Holmes said he had no experience with firearms before he bought two handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun and a semi-automatic rifle. He chuckled and said he was "a terrible shot" even after multiple trips to a shooting range to familiarize himself with the weapons.

    He also told Reid he was aware of media coverage the case generated and described news reports as biased.

    "They didn't get it from my perspective," he said, adding they ignored the "psychological reasons." He said he went on the spree because the alternative was suicide.

    Asked whether he identified with other mass killers, Holmes said all had mental problems and violent delusions but added he did not study other killings for "improvements to their methods." (Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
     
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    he looks a little crazy
     
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    That was nice of him
     
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    just put him to death and move on.
     
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    I don't give a shit about anything that fruitcake has to say. Drop him in the middle of the ocean with a chain around his neck and be done with it.
     
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    Oh, what a sweetheart!
     
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    What does he want, a cookie?!

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    I didn't finish high school, so maybe I'm not the smartest guy in the room.
    But wouldn't you have to be insane (legally or not) to walk into a theater and blast innocent strangers, regardless if it was planned or pre meditated?
    Execute him, throw him in a dungeon, lock him away for life, but don't tell me he's not insane.
     
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    Bottom line, if the psychologist brought this out, it proves pre-meditation and some coherent thought and the motherfucker should get the chair and the needle at that same time yesterday.
     
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    He could have just shot himself and guaranteed no children would have been hurt.
     
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    idiot shot up a PG-13 movie. why didnt he choose an R rated film?
     
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    This plus he chose a movie based on a comic book and this was the first screening. Yeah...ok no kids would be at that.
     
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    If he only wanted to shoot adults why didn't he go to a strip club or peep show?, atleast there he could've seen some tits aswell.
     
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    That's too good for him. Put him on an inner tube in the middle of the ocean. Let him suffer for a bit before he gets eaten by sharks.
     
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    Because... he's The Joker... adoi...
     
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    That shows me that he's not insane and clearly thought this through. Kill him.
     
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    Well that was very thoughtful of him!
     
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    Because those are too violent.:grad:
     
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    Isn't this like how the Columbine kids chose 4/20 so the stoners would be home toking up to celebrate Hitler's birthday?
     
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    or a dude who plays in the American League of the MLB