James Holmes: Five questionable reports about weird behavior

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Even before his bizarre first court appearance, reports have circulated about alleged weird behavior by suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. One of the most vivid has already been debunked, not that it's stopped the story from zipping around the web. Hard to believe all of them (or perhaps any of them) are true, but as authorities continue to tighten access to the case, expect them to mutate and multiply. Here are five of the strangest.


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According to the New York Daily News, citing a jailhouse source, Holmes "claims he doesn't know why he's in jail. He asked, 'Why am I here?'"

In addition, the source goes on, "He's claiming his belly hurts him. He complained once that he didn't like the food.... The guy killed twelve people, and he's upset that he's not getting a four-star meal?"

Spoiler alert

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Also from the New York Daily News, which again references a jailhouse source, Holmes asked on Tuesday, "Did you see the movie?" -- a presumed reference to The Dark Knight Rises, the film playing at the midnight screening at which the massacre took place. "How does it end?"

Holmes is said to have repeated the question to a different employee when the first didn't respond. The Daily News quotes one staffer as saying he "was trying to look like he was sincerely curious. Like he had no idea why there was anything wrong with what he was saying. It was sick.... I think he's trying real hard to act crazy."

Puppet show

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The Telegraph reports that after being taken into custody, Holmes "allegedly behaved bizarrely, using police evidence bags as hand puppets while his eyebrows twitched. The bags had been placed over his hands by detectives to preserve gunshot residue."

Page down to read more reports about weird behavior.

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we as a society are to blame, we need to ask ourselves what we are doing wrong that creates an environment that breeds violence, hopelessness and despair. Until we fix what is wrong with us, we will continue to create victims like James Holmes.


That mask wouldn't even come close to hiding Carole Chamber's repulsiveness !

Night time discussions between the Chambers', " Bag, mask, or dark, tonight, Honey ? "

" Your call, Babe. You put another 16 yr old on Death Row today, so it's your choice ! "

Neil Womack
Neil Womack

writing stories about this is good, it's news. But stop posting about it on facebook every two minutes. The last thing I want to see on my newsfeed is this douche-nozzle's face. #unfollowed

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Craig Talbert
Craig Talbert

Maybe one of his neuroscience friends got him doped up on scopolamine and told him to do it.


"He asked, 'Why am I here?'""


Why are you in jail? Because you are taking the fall for this police pysop  dude. How did it end? Well supposedly after you left the police shot a bunch of people for real and pinned it on you. You won't be joining any white gangs in prison seeing as how the real shooters (none were white) targeted white people. Most likely Somalians or Ethiopians were used to do the real shooting. You were duped by your black friends dude. The same ones that suggested you color your hair like bozo the clown. You were drugged out and allegedly shot into he air to signal the rest of the police pyops team to to the actual shooting. While your CU buds said it was a training exercise they failed to mention that you are the real world dupe.


The jokes on you dude. You were suckered in the worst way. The people who actually carried this out want you to get the death penalty or be killed in prison probably by white gangs seeing as how all the victims were white. CU must have failed to mention their terror "training" exercise included you as the dupe. It appears you were part of the exercise and the police pyops goons flipped the script. 


You should have known that there us a lot of white hate in Aurora, Colorado and the city is in the most corrupt county in the USA.  way to let tge police sucker you fool.


This is blatantly a police psyop. Now when you get beat in prison or you get the death penalty the police pysop goons and sleazeball media will laugh their asses off.

Tyler Halstead
Tyler Halstead

I used to like the westword, now I think I'll just open every box I see and throw them all away.

Terence Hayden
Terence Hayden

Westword seriously, I will give you all one more day of this banal "reporting". Then it's goodbye, stick with your core-competency please

Jason Thomas
Jason Thomas

Theoretically speaking what would be sad is if someone where to print out Westword's Facebook page with endless example after example of insensitive articles regarding the shooting and send them to the Aurora mayor's office, the Denver's mayor's office, the Aurora police Department, the various victim's advocacy agencies, the major news networks and newspapers. Then (theoretically speaking of course) that person starts a Facebook group to campaign for people to take as many Westword magazines from their free spots and trash them. And then (again theoretically speaking) inform as many of Westword's advertisers about what is going on. Of course pure theory speaking here.

Mary Hartman
Mary Hartman

You win the prize for most tasteless photoshoped picture of the year!

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

Westword are you going to stop soon?

Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn

Stop posting his face. We know what he looks like. Really ?



You and Hotay , should be friends.

The two of you w/ Chase are a real source.

Perhaps it's easier to see from afar.




I bet if you two were to sit in the same room,

the result would be a respected friendship.

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