Colorado Movie Theater Massacre

Fellow inmate: Holmes said therapist programmed him to murder


A fellow inmate of James Holmes told reporters that the accused Aurora movie theater shooter revealed that his therapist programmed him to go on the killing spree.

In the wake of Holmes’ reported “half-hearted” suicide attempt, more stories surface from the Arapahoe County Jail where the graduate program drop-out is being held. A fellow inmate and drug abuser, 38-year-old Steven Unruh, claims that he had a lengthy conversation with Holmes by yelling down the hall from their cells. He said that Holmes described the massacre to him, telling Unruh he felt like he was in a video game and his therapist “programmed” him to carry out the attack.

Officers at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office denied that inmates can even communicate the way Unruh described. According to authorities, Holmes has been kept in absolute solitary confinement, which means he would not be able to talk or interact with any other inmate in the prison.

Holmes is accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring at least 58 others. He is charged with 152 counts of murder and attempted murder.

Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial

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