James Holmes is Innocent Facebook group no threat to survivors, administrator says
At the most recent hearing in the case of Aurora theater shooter, a prosecutor maintained that attack survivors need anonymity because of potentially frightening interest in them by online supporters of accused killer James Holmes. An administrator of the most prominent James Holmes is Innocent Facebook page rejects the suggestion that anyone in her group should be feared, but doesn't dismiss the possibility among other ones.
Here's an excerpt from Melanie Asmar's coverage of the aforementioned hearing, which took place last Thursday, October 11:
Prosecutors say victims of the Aurora theater shooting are "severely concerned" about their own safety and for that reason, the names of all victims and witnesses in the case should be kept secret. The argument came in response to a request from several media outlets to release the names of victims whose identities have been redacted from court documents.
Victims are afraid to go into their backyards because there are "helicopters trying to take pictures of their minor children," said prosecutor Lisa Teesch-Maguire at a court hearing this morning. Other victims have had their pictures posted on a Facebook page maintained by supporters of accused shooter James Holmes, she said.
|A screen capture showing the interior of the Aurora Century 16, where the shooting took place.|
The administrator, corresponding via e-mail, hadn't about these claims, but she offers up an elaborate theory regarding them, surmising that "any helicopters taking pics of their kids are due to the case being a potential set-up. The people who may be responsible for the set-up probably want to keep an eye on the victims in case they might have seen or heard something that doesn't go along with the official story. Pics of their kids, etc., may be leverage to keep them quiet."
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