James Holmes, the suspect of the mass murder of the theatre incident was identified and more information has been revealed.
After FBI searched James Holmes’ home, they found a computer, cellphone, homemade explosives as well as a Batman mask. In this sensitive and viral tragedy, a lot of government officials are not authorized to comment, but officials indicated that the computer would be very helpful in terms of determining how long the suspect had been planning the mass murder, as well as other details. When the FBI searched his apartment, there were also 10 gallons of gasoline. It is very likely that it was intended to serve as an catalyst to any fire, in the event of explosions. Police stated that, by booby-trapping his apartment, he intended to kill the first person who enters, and it was very likely that it would be a police officer, “This apartment was designed to kill.”
James Holmes attended the University of Colorado and excelled academically. He graduated with a high Honours in Bachelor of science degree in neuroscience from the University of California-Riverside. The University of Colorado is now assisting government authorities to determine whether Holmes used his position as a graduate student to order materials used in the deadly booby traps at his apartment. According to University of Colorado, Holmes was a quiet and intellectually gifted neuroscience student.
Six months before the shooting, Holmes legally bought 6,000 rounds of ammunition, an AR 15 assault rifle, a shotgun, and two 40-caliber Glock handguns. In the mass murder, Holmes used a rifle, shotgun, and one of the handguns. While he was in the process of buying ammunitions and weapons, he was also in the process of dropping out the University of Colorado’s graduate science program in Aurora. The University of Colorado School of Medicine declined to comment on why Holmes left the program.
Holmes has posted his resume on Monster.com, and he listed himself as an “aspiring scientist”, and was looking for a position as a laboratory technician.
The people around Holmes was very surprised to see Holmes as a suspect in the mass murder case.
Porsche Parkman, a high school classmate with Holmes’ younger sister, “He was really talented, really smart.”
“He was so nice and his family was always there for him. Nothing seemed wrong.”
The FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit is now trying to determine a motive behind the mass murder, but indicated that Holmes have very little online presence, and does not have social media accounts such as Twitter, and Facebook. Despite having no social media accounts, Holmes has a Adult FriendFinder account, the image is right below.
What could’ve possibly gone wrong? From a very talented student, studying in University of Colorado School of Medicine, and from a educated family, with good neighbours, what caused him to ruin it all?
Stay tuned, as his motive behind the mass murder clears away.
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