This continues to get more and more horrifying.
New reports suggest the Dark Knight gunman's original plan was to murder the stars of The Dark Knight Rises, but "settled" for innocent locals.
Police sources say James Holmes' first target was not a theater filled with movie-goers, but the film's premiere in New York so he could get to Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and Gary Oldman.
According to the source:
"He [Holmes] wanted to kill Bale who plays Batman, along with the rest of the cast and God knows how many innocent people. In his sick fantasy he wanted to strike a blow on Gotham City which represents New York City in the movie. It was the fantasy of this deranged monster."
Apparently Holmes ended up changing his plans last minute "due to paranoia that police would catch him with a car-load of weaponry."
Nothing about Holmes' motive has been confirmed. At this moment investigators are skeptical about everything, including his schizophrenic behavior.
It may be a long time before we understand this twisted man.
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