Geez. If only the mail had been opened sooner.
Sources are reporting that James Holmes, the man who allegedly massacred a Dark Knight Rises audience, had sent a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to a University of Colorado psychiatrist just DAYS before the attack.
Authorities were called to the campus on Monday morning after a professor reported receiving a package from Holmes, but it turned out to be from someone else. However, another sweep of the mailroom led to the discovery of a package that WAS from the accused murderer.
Upon opening it, cops found what a source described by saying:
“Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people. There were drawings of what he was going to do in it – drawings and illustrations of the massacre.”
The worst part is that the pages containing stick figures shooting other stick figures may have been sitting in the mailroom since July 12!
University officials aren't opening up as to what relationship Holmes had with the psychiatrist or why the package never left the mailroom, but it sounds like they had no idea it was there until after the incident.
It's very sad to think that there was anyway of preventing this atrocious crime, but at the same time, no one should blame themselves for not stopping him in time. There is only one person who bares the blame of this devastation … and he knows who he is.
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