CU releases some documents related to James Holmes, including a second ID photo

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James Holmes.
The University of Colorado has released four documents in response to more than thirty open records requests filed by the media. Three are heavily redacted and the fourth is a log of which buildings accused Aurora theater shooter and former student James Holmes entered using his campus ID.

That record includes a second ID photo of Holmes. (Continue reading to see a bigger version.)

The building access log (on view below) shows that Holmes turned in his ID on June 15. Someone checked to see that it was disabled on July 20, the same day Holmes is accused of opening fire at an Aurora movie theater during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie. He's charged with 166 crimes related to the shooting, in which twelve people died and more than 58 were wounded.

Holmes was in the process of withdrawing from school, where he was a neuroscience student. Prosecutors have said Holmes wasn't doing well academically. At a court hearing on August 23, prosecutor Karen Pearson said he failed his oral exams on June 7, which was "very much relevant to what happened afterward" -- including that Holmes bought guns and ammunition and rigged his apartment with explosives. Holmes's attorneys have questioned the validity of those statements.

The log shows Holmes had access to buildings in which he worked and studied. Holmes also saw a university psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton. But according to CU spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery, "no student would need badge access to visit with wellness center."

The university also released delivery logs (on view below) that show Holmes signed for something on April 6 and initialed for something else on April 24. Montgomery says the packages were "legitimate research materials."

Two other documents (also on view below) include National Institutes of Health stipend data for pre-doctoral students. All names have been redacted. Holmes was one of six recipients of an NIH grant for neuroscience students.

Here's a statement from CU about the grant:

He had an appointment on a Neuroscience Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant funds six pre-thesis PhD students in the Neuroscience Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The focus of the program is on training outstanding neuroscientists and academicians who will make significant contributions to neurobiology. It's called the NIH T32 grant HD041697 entitled "Neuroscience Training Grant."

On November 14, the judge in Holmes's criminal case lifted a gag order related to CU. "The Court has restricted the release of information for almost four months now," Judge William Sylvester wrote, "giving everyone involved adequate opportunity to prepare for the proper and authorized disclosure to the public."

Media outlets have requested reams of documents. CU says it will not release Holmes's application (other universities have released his applications), his grades or any paperwork he filed requesting to withdraw from school. Student records are protected by the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Criminal justice records are also protected by law. CU police chief Doug Abraham wrote a letter explaining his decision to release Holmes's building access log -- and nothing else. Read it below.

Keep reading to see a bigger version of Holmes's ID photo and read the documents referenced in this post.

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dcCU
dcCU

mlswogan-  It is possible that the discovery of being adopted is what was disturbing. It is possible that his biological parents are not bad people, perhaps they were young, perhaps they were deceived, perhaps they were not even aware. Please dont assume his biological parents are unfit. However, any links or information re: this subject on James that you can share with me would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Chris Ricciardi
Chris Ricciardi

What is your problem ass? You have a man-crush on this psycho or something? lol

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

Only if hang yourself with that rope afterwards, douchey. Spare humanity further degradation by removing yourself from the gene pool.

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

To David Spohn: Apparently, you cared enough to respond, fuck nuts. Derp!

Chris Ricciardi
Chris Ricciardi

Why even bother with more info. on this demented f*ck. Only one thing needs to happen. And that is a Firing Squad. End of story.

mlswogan
mlswogan

Here is a site you might find interesting that also concludes Holmes was experiencing a psychotic break:

http://drlillianglassbodylanguageblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/james-holmes-courtroom-body-language-and-phd-program-pressures/

Dr. Glass goes into a lot of detail about his childhood, background,etc.

He was adopted, if you choose not to believe this, fine.

My twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcieWogan

There is a lot of evidence that James Holmes frantically attempted to obtain mental help prior to the break thru The University. My suspicion is that he may have looked into the background of his biological parents & discovered something very disturbing.

 

There are many children who are put up for adoption due to unfit biological parents. There is a case I know of where an eventual serial rapist/killer discovered his biological father had been similarly charged & was eventually executed. Like The Columbine Case, pain will reverberate forever as no one will stop feeling the loss of their loved ones. I wish all their families peace this day of Thanksgiving through the memory of happier times before this terrible event.

 As Always ; M

http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/profiling-101-jessica-ridgeway-dc.html

mlswogan
mlswogan

@dcCU Please read my comments in response to Nandrolone below at bottom. I am not asssuming anything about his biological parents. That is part of the puzzle that is missing. No information I am aware of has been released about them.

I was positing the theory that the shooter's interest in the field of neuroscience may have been motivated by fear of his personal discovery that he was the product of a parent (or both) plagued by mental illness. As an example, late adolescence to early adulthood are peak periods for the onset of schizophrenia which is highly linked to a genetic predisposition.

That would account for a previously brilliant mind that won grants to study a related field dissolving into the person who became a mass killer in this terrrible crime. There is also a high correlation between a transitory psychotic break & schizophrenia. I don't think people wanting to understand why something like this happens is unusual or should be criticized.

The reason why I engage in the work I do on my ad free, open to anyone site that covers many different cases including 2 other Colorado based crimes, the death of 10 year old Jessica Ridgeway & that of  6 year old JonBenét Ramsey is because it is human nature to wonder why as well as hope that greater understanding will prevent such crimes in the future.

Feel free to take a look while you wait. I have compiled a lot of info, witness statements, crime scene photographs that many people have never seen before. http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/jonbenet-patricia-ramsey-her-mother.html

As to Jessica Ridgeway, this will get you started on how I was the only profiler to posit that the killer was a juvenile as well as this was his first event: http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/profiling-101-jessica-ridgeway-dc.html

I don't blame his parents either. For the record: as I profiled in real time, I was getting many hits from a location that made me wonder if his mother was reading my comments. I urged her to turn him in & all I know is within a few hours, that is exactly what happened.

As Always ; M

Marcie S. Wogan

Former Criminal Prosecutor

mlswogan
mlswogan

@Nandrolone I haven't been following this case all that closely. I will do a blog piece on it next week in light of new info that makes the premise of a psychotic break impossible: the long planning & trial runs.

I am still at http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com. Changed twitter feed to https://twitter.com/sexyvillelulz .(Problems with nut in Colorado named Toni Ingram who falsely claims someone stalked & raped her 20 year old daughter.) Will let you know when blog on the Aurora massacre is posted.

My most popular piece remains the death of 6 year old JonBenét Ramsey, which I still update & has been read by over 25,000 people. Feel free to take a look while you wait. I have compiled a lot of info, witness staements, crime scene photographs that many people have never seen before.  http://formercriminalprosecutor.blogspot.com/2012/10/jonbenet-patricia-ramsey-her-mother.html

I haven't changed my theory that the Aurora killer was studying neuroscience due to fears that he was inheriting mental instability from 1 or both biological parents.

There is a lot of evidence that James Holmes frantically attempted to obtain mental therapy & psychological aid prior to the killings thru The University. My suspicion remains that he may have looked into the background of his biological parents & discovered something very disturbing. Thanks for letting me know people are still interested in my take on his motivation.

I am still not aware of any information yet released on his biological parents. It will be very ironic if I am correct about the existence of mental illness in the family as I believe that the killer was trying to stave it off until it overcame him. No one enters this world hoping to grow up into a monster murdering children in a movie theatre someday. It is a very tragic outcome for everyone touched by the events of that night.

As Alway ; M

Marcie S. Wogan

Former Criminal Prosecutor

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