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James Holmes: Read timeline of his actions before and after Aurora theater shooting


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July 5: Holmes creates an account on AdultFriendFinder.com, a more racy online dating site, whose headline also reads, "Will you visit me in prison?"

July 5, 4:12 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes a photo of himself posing in what a witness described as "a majority" of his ballistic gear. He sports shock-orange hair and is wearing an assault rifle slung on his body. He's looking down at the camera and scowling.

July 5, 11:30 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes photos of the outside of the Century 16 theater at night. The photos feature the emergency exits and floodlights above them.

July 6: Holmes buys a second Glock.40 caliber pistol, more targets, more bullets, smokeless gun powder, gun oil, gun cleaner and a cloth from a Bass Pro Shop.

July 7, 9 p.m.: Holmes uses Fandango.com to buy a ticket to the July 20 midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises at the Century 16 theater in Aurora for theater eight.

July 11, 12:28 a.m.: Holmes allegedly takes more photos of the purple emergency exit doors at the Century 16 theater.

July 14: Holmes buys various chemicals, a petri dish and a mortar and pestle from a Denver science equipment retailer.

July 16, 8:26 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes a photo of the counter top in his kitchen. It shows a microwave, a jar with amber liquid in it and a bowl of smokeless powder.

July 16, 8:27 p.m.: Holmes allegedly takes another photo, this time of a blond wood kitchen-type table in his living room. On top of it is a potted plant, a roll of aquamarine duct tape, wires, paint canisters and bottles. On the floor are nine homemade bombs made out of fireworks shells and connected with a yellow wire.

Continue to read more of the James Holmes timeline before and after the July 20 Aurora theater shooting.


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12 comments
mike_k
mike_k

i dont mean to give him credit here but this terrorist was friggen brilliant, the way he trapped his house was a way that would have destroyed the entire building and therefore mass murder..... but he chose to explain all of this.....why???

and why do people do crazy crap like this, this "thing" is disgusting and so is what he did

Debbie Byers Phillips
Debbie Byers Phillips

EVERYtime the media shows his face and gives him the spotlight it gives the next wacka doodle that much more reason to carry out another horrible event. Some people are so mentally unstable they think this is just great and want to be the next "one" to create the media spotlight around them.... STOP IT!!! Show a dark silhouette and put "the shooter"

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Please stop showing his stupid face!!!

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

Why don't you show a picture of a different victim each time you run a story on the theater shooting? Or pictures of first responders or those wounded? Or even just a black box. Other news outlets are taking pains not to show his photo so much and obviously, your readers would like you to do the same.

Hillary Leftwich
Hillary Leftwich

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS. He is getting off every tine you post his pic. Way to make a mass murderer feel good about himself.

Megan Haenny
Megan Haenny

Hi. I think you need to stop showing the shooter's picture and name as you seem to enjoy doing. You KNOW you don't have to have that picture on every article. You don't have to use his name. You don't have to glamorize him. BUT YOU DO. You are losing faithful readers left and right based on your refusal to listen to them. No one wants to see him, no one wants to read his name. PLEASE listen to your readers and do something!

Harmonie Marshall
Harmonie Marshall

I agree. People have requested that Westword stop showing his picture, but they don't seem to take that into consideration.

Michelle Shell
Michelle Shell

^^ I agree... Please STOP displaying his picture!!

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

you know, I bet you could share that info w/out posting his picture. Are you getting some kind of payoff for everytime you show him?

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