James Holmes – Batman Theater shooting (2012)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Last modified July 15, 2015


James Holmes (Batman Theater shooting, 2012) – opened fire in a midnight screening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 58 on July 20, 2012. Holmes, 24-years-old at the time of the shooting, was one in six recipients of a National Institute of Health Neuroscience Training Grant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver. While enrolled at the Anschutz Medical campus, Holmes gave a presentation on Micro DNA Biomarkers in a class titled “Biological Basis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders.”

Holmes’ father, Dr. Robert Holmes, received a PhD in statistics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and worked for San Diego-based HNC Software, which was known as a “neural network” company. Dr. Holmes also worked for the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) building “cortronic neural networks” that allow machines to interpret aural and visual stimuli to think like humans.

Holmes’ grandfather, Lt. Col. Robert Holmes, was a Turkish language graduate of the Army Language School who spent a career in the army likely working on intelligence-related assignments and had possible ties to the CIA.

James Holmes was under psychiatric care and prescribed sertraline, a generic version of Zoloft used to treat depression, as well as Clonazepam, an anti-anxiety medication.