Politiet på universitet hvor James Holmes studerte ble advart av en psykiater om at han hadde drapstanker en måned før han gikk amok i en kino, viser dokumenter som retten friga torsdag.
A University of Colorado psychiatrist told campus police a month before the Aurora movie theater attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a public danger, according to records unsealed Thursday.
Lynne Fenton, a psychiatrist at the Denver campus, told police that Holmes had also «threatened and harassed her via email/text messages» in June 2012. He is standing trial for the July 20 shooting rampage that killed 12 and injured 70 during a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie.
Campus police would not comment, and a university spokeswoman did not immediately respond, the Associated Press said.
Soon after the shooting, university police said they had not had any contact with Holmes, a graduate student doing neuroscience research. But a search warrant affidavit released Thursday revealed that an officer had told investigators that Fenton had contacted her to report «his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made.»
In releasing the arrest and search warrant affidavits and other documents, District Judge Carlos Samour, the new judge overseeing the case, ruled that neither the prosecution nor defense had convinced him that making the files public would cause harm or that keeping them sealed would prevent harm.
KUSA-TV, published by Gannett, USA TODAY’s parent company, and the Associated Press were among news organizations that argued the documents should be made public.