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10 Revelations From The James Holmes Search Warrants

A judge in the Aurora theater shooting case ordered the release of several key documents on Thursday. They offer new insight into what exactly happened that deadly night.

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James Holmes at his arraignment in Centennial, Colorado, March 12.

1. A witness named Corbin Dates detailed what Holmes did to avoid suspicion in the minutes before the shooting.

2. When searching Holmes’ apartment, police found 50 cans/bottles of liquor.

The warrant didn’t indicate whether they were full.

3. Among his email addresses: classic.jimbo@gmail.com.

4. At the time of his arrest, Holmes was carrying a ton of cash.

5. He had been threatening his psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, in text messages.

6. On July 12, he sent her a brown spiral notebook titled “Of Life.” There were several burnt $20 bills inside.

7. Upon his arrest, Holmes told police “It is just me.”

8. Among the drugs found in his bathroom: Clonazepam and Sertraline.

Clonazepam treats epilepsy and bipolar and panic disorders. Sertraline treats depression, OCD, PTSD and anxiety and panic disorders. (The drug in the middle, Loratadine, is an over-the-counter allergy medicine.)

9. And among his bedroom posters: Pulp Fiction and Skyrim.

10. Finally, precise details of the photos found on his iPhone:

Many of the details in the warrants and affidavits released Thursday were made public during Holmes’ preliminary hearing.


You can read about that hearing here and here.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Jessica Testa at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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