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James Holmes's Facebook supporters don't see guilty plea offer as proof of guilt

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Yesterday, a newly released document revealed that James Holmes is willing to plead guilty to killing twelve people and injuring seventy others in the Aurora theater shooting if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty.

What's the reaction of online Holmes fans? Well, there appear to be a lot fewer of them than there once were -- but those who remain don't necessarily see the plea offer as proof of guilt.

As you'll recall, James Holmes Facebook tribute pages began popping up in the days after the July 20 massacre at the Aurora Century theater during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Today, the largest one to which we linked in a July 23 post no longer exists, and most of the ones that remain online are inactive and/or attention starved.

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An example of art that appeared on a now-offline Holmies Tumblr.
The same goes for Tumblr pages created in Holmes's honor, a number of which dubbed followers "Holmies." All of those linked in our August 3 post on the subject are now gone.

In contrast, the James Holmes is Innocent Facebook group continues to exist, and it boasts more than 600 members. However, the once-public collective is now a closed group, meaning that only members can see content.

In contrast, the James Holmes Open Forum remains accessible to all, and while some of its participants feel Holmes is innocent, this belief isn't a prerequisite for membership. Here's the description of the forum:

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The profile pic of the James Holmes Open Forum.
It is our goal to present and discuss factual information and evidence regarding the case of James Eagan Holmes so that people who frequent this page have access to up to date and relevant information.

This page was created to find the truth. Whatever that truth may be. Whether James Holmes is suffering from a mental illness, was a drugged up pasty, an innocent bystander, or a sadistic killer. Whatever the end result may be, we will strive to find the answer, the truth.

We will not tolerate unsubstantiated theories or accusations of any kind with respect to the case or this Facebook page.

This page is a page for facts. Facts about the Man, the Case, and the Victims.

It is NOT a place to vent your anger.

You are invited to come and join in the conversation. Share links and retrieve them. Please let us stay focused in our resolve for the truth.

Ask questions. Question everything!

Welcome.

That said, there is clearly sympathy for Holmes on the forum, as evidenced by the introduction's heading: "TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA!... WE WILL PRESS ON FOR JAMES -- NO MATTER WHAT!!"

How have members responded to news of the proposed guilty plea?

Continue for more about James Holmes's Facebook supporters.



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Gandhi
Gandhi

There is no question that he is guilty. He has admitted that already. Now he is a coward that doesn't want to meet the same fate that he dished to others.

 Tough titty said the kitty.

Jay Jurgens
Jay Jurgens

Hey mathew are you fukn serious with your conspiracy theory crap. This scum bag is guilty and if he was hypnotized he sure as fuk wouldn't be smiling when he talks to lawyer. I know I wouldn't be laughing about nothing if I was accused of his crimes. What a putt you are

dcCU
dcCU

to Michael~ Thank you for your continued efforts in reporting on a variety of current issues and your investigative gatherings that reveal reflections of the societal collective conscience pertaining to issue. I enjoy reading your writings and think your style is unique and informative. Best Regards.

Tarik Ocon
Tarik Ocon

it's not a proof of guit, we know he is guilty. To accept the plea means no one else will every hear or learn more behind this, it will not be public record and how this happened will never come out. It has to go to trial to force investigation.

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller

agreed, why are we paying money to drag this out? He committed heinous acts of violence and deserves to be punished without the expense on the rest of us.

Maat Human
Maat Human

i just think its fucked up how when you go to jail you pretty much grow a beard.. and in the corporate world everyone shaves their face so beards are seen as somehow deserving of poverty and rough treatment.. so then when a guy is brought out before the court he is unkempt and everyone hates him just because he has a beard.. its a subconscious effect.. this guy supposedly shot people in a movie theater.. there is a lot of evidence suggesting he was drugged and hypnotized... and he had navy handlers that guided him through the hypnosis with his military technology program he was involved in.. and all the military grade explosives set up in his apartment.. cmon.. really? these lone gunmen theories are really stupid..

Mish Desmarais
Mish Desmarais

He might be crazy, but he ain't innocent. Prison for life. No easy way out with the death penalty. I'm sure he'll be treated REAL NICE in the prison system.

Shauna Rafferty
Shauna Rafferty

He need to be hong from a tree he is a waste of life

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

I also wonder what good harboring such hate does for those people? Anything? No! It doesn't. Hate begets hate, our children can learn from this. It is a teachable moment, and you cannot deny that.

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

What makes me sad is the below comments that indicate a level of RETALIATION thought and hate in hearts of our general consciousness. I am sad that the dead are dead. No one said I wasn't sad for the families. Your assumptions are not needed. Asking me how I felt about those things would be suitable enough don't you think?

Lenny Juull
Lenny Juull

Cops should have double tapped him in the parking lot.

Nicole Jones-Kinney
Nicole Jones-Kinney

Molly, the guy went into a movie theater and shot people up randomly, including a child. There is judgement for all actions, all actions have consequences. Makes you sad? Try feeling the sadness of the families who lost their loved ones who were just going to see a movie.

Elaine Hall
Elaine Hall

James Holmes is mentally ill. I don't know if he should get the death penalty or be locked away for eternity. Both seem like a death sentence to me. I have qualms about killing people because they are mentally ill. The entire situation is a no win, yes very sad!

Jim Kinney
Jim Kinney

How mightier is who? Judgement? Really? F.

Jim Kinney
Jim Kinney

troll much? pick you're game up.

John David Garcia
John David Garcia

To bad the gas chamber, and the electric chair, arent around anymore

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Become of his statistics? What a complete piece of shit you are. Lmao. Really hope you come to Colorado. I would love to meet you in person.

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Finish his work? Any person carrying a firearm can save a life you degenerate. James Holmes is a loser, just like you sir.

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Why not come to Colorado and

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

Too bad you didn't become of his statistics. It's an indictment of humanity when the truly innocent are taken out whereas worthless pieces of excrement like yourself carry on living to torment the rest of civilized society with your raging douchebaggery.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

Who the fuck are you, Hogg?! Why not go fuck yourself. Fucking loon.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

My, my...based on the excessive number of exclamation points, methinks you should utilize some self-reflection.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

Too bad we don't live in a fantasy world where caped "Crusaders" come seemingly out of nowhere to punish people for the awful offense of "thoughtcrime."

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

Who the fuck are you Molly?! Why not fuck off? Dumb ass.

Gary Hogg
Gary Hogg

This fucker should be hanged! I would have lit this peice of shit up, had I been there to save my friends. No fucking mercy! Free will is a beautiful thing! Kill this bastard! Eye for an eye!

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

This makes me sad. Such ruthless judgement. Who are you people? How mightier than thou can we get as a society. F.

BeckyandTim AndNini Lacombe
BeckyandTim AndNini Lacombe

I think that the victims families should all participate in a little torture until he bleeds out. Justice for the Fire in AC!!!!

Becky Bex
Becky Bex

Who the f supports him!!!!!! They're probably nutzos like him!!! F their plea deal!!! Kill that mf!!!! Why keep him around crouding the jail. I have no faith in the justice system...never had never will

Terry Richardson
Terry Richardson

The people who think he is innocent should be taken out just like this ass hat. I swear this country, as a whole, is getting dumber by the day...

Blake O'Dunn
Blake O'Dunn

Its the nancy grace syndrome... so much blainted public accusation causes an automatic doubt in some people....

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

I think you lot are being mighty judgemental considering none of us have accurate facts about this case. Innocent until proven guilty. We must all uphold this idea even if we do.not agree with the person on trial lest we lose the right for ourselves. I am on the fence. I still dont see how one pehIrson could have accomplished such a travesty in such a seemingly short amount.of time with news coverage that day cutting out more and more and more. We are cattle here peeps, led to ideas reflected by.mainstream media. We do.not have the facts. We werent there in his position. We are not in his head. We do not.know.his truth. Judgement yields what? Because someone.offers to say they did something does mot mean they did. Correlation is.not.causation. im not writing off the deaths of those which shoukd.notbhave happened, but I cannot say with a good moral compass that he should "fry" or its needle time because that would make.me a judgemental asshole. The whole mess is fucked.

Robb Pierce
Robb Pierce

Case seems cut and dry to me. Fry him!

Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn

Too bad Denver isn't Gotham City because Batman would take all these people on and bring anti-stupid vigilante justice to that community and the whole world.

Jay Jurgens
Jay Jurgens

Get a rope and save the taxpayers money. They can use the tree on the corner

Steve At Work
Steve At Work

There are also people out there who still believe in Democrats. Go figure.

Leah Ryan
Leah Ryan

I think he should fry. As torturous and inhumanly as possible.

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