According to newly released court documents, James Holmes' psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, definitely contacted University of Colorado authorities about his having "homicidal thoughts" 38 days before he shot and killed 12 people in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater.be unsealed Thursday evening; a previous judge handing the case had them sealed during the early stages of the investigation. But the new documents confirms and provides new details to previous reports that Fenton approached authorities about Holmes. The documents show Fenton went to University of Colorado police officer Lynn Whitten and informed her that Holmes confessed homicidal thoughts to her and that he was a danger to the public, "per her requirement," the documents say. Whitten responded "by deactivating Holmes' key-card access to secure areas of University of Colorado medical campus buildings," the Denver Post writes. Fenton also told Whitten that Holmes had "stopped seeing her and had begun threatening her via text message," the documents state. This brings up a very important question in the James Holmes case, per the Post:
But the documents don't reveal what — if anything — campus authorities did to investigate Holmes until 38 days later, when 12 people were dead in the July 20 movie theater shootings, 58 more were injured by gunfire and Aurora police came to campus to ask questions.
Fenton is being sued by a victim's widow for not doing enough to stop Holmes from killing 12 people and injuring at least 58 when he attacked a midnight showing of The Dark Night Rises. The Post reports Fenton allegedly declined to have Holmes be taken in for a psychiatric examination, though. The documents don't confirm or deny this.
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