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Psychiatrist report and hints of motive detailed in new Holmes documents

6:56 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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Most of the documents contain procedural arguments which have already been reported or resolved.

Psychiatrist documents

A "client summary" written by suspect James Holmes' psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, shows the two met on June 11 at around 4 p.m.

The summary is heavily redacted and shows Dr. Fenton filled out the following categories: subjective, diagnosis and symptoms, past psychiatric history, social history, stressors/strength, mental status exam, problems, plan, and dangerousness.

The client summary indicates it was filled out about 4:40 p.m. on that same day. The theater shooting happened July 20.

More hints at a motive & denied access to research buildings

9NEWS has reported prosecutors plan to prove Holmes was unhappy with his life and experienced a "downward spiral," which lead to the shooting.

In a document filed in August that was also released Friday, prosecutors say Holmes told a classmate in March that he wanted to kill people and that "he would do so when his life was over."

Documents also say Holmes' key-card to University of Colorado research buildings was deactivated on June 12 and that university paperwork contains an official withdraw date of June 13th.

In documents filed in August, prosecutors also say "...that after he was denied access to the CU-Denver Anschutz campus [HOLMES] began a detailed and complex plan to obtain firearms, ammunition and a tear-gas grenade, body armor, a gas-mask, and ballistic helmet, which were used in the commission of the murders and the attempted murders."

The University of Colorado has said Holmes left the university on his own accord.

Where the guns were found

The new documents describe where investigators found three guns. A shotgun was found in the theater, an AR-15 was found in the vicinity of the theater exit door and a .40 caliber handgun was found in Holmes' car.

The documents also describe what evidence they recovered from inside the theater which includes, "numerous spent rounds, loose unfired rounds, ammunition magazines with unfired bullets inside of them, including a high-capacity drum magazine for the AR-15.

The documents also show investigators were confident in the early stages of the case of the capability to find DNA evidence from the weapons.

You can read the new documents here: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Case_Details.cfm?Case_ID=179

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