Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes claims amnesia
Posted on 07/26/2012 9:41:41 AM PDT by RummyChick
The Joker is playing the amnesia card.
Accused mass murderer James Holmes told jailhouse workers that he remains stumped about what landed him in a Colorado lockup, a jail staffer told the Daily News.
He claims he doesnt know why hes in jail, the worker said Thursday. He asked, Why am I here?
Holmes, 24, who is charged with shooting a dozen people to death and wounding 58 more at a screening of the new Batman movie, was also complaining of a stomach ache caused by lousy jail food after his sixth day at the Arapahoe County Detention Center, the worker said.
Hes claiming his belly hurts him, the worker said. He complained once that he didnt like the food . . . The guy killed 12 people, and hes upset that hes not getting a four-star meal?
The former California honor student picks at his meals on some days, and doesnt eat at all on others. A typical breakfast would include sausage and grits, while lunch could mean a ham sandwich.
Holmes was arrested in the parking lot of the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colo., within minutes of his bloody rampage early Friday through a showing of The Dark Knight Rises.
Holmes surrendered without incident to police.
The suspect remains under 23-hour lockdown, leaving his cell just once a day. Authorities fear that other inmates could target Holmes and have him wear a bulletproof vest during his daily walk.
The jail worker said most folks inside the county lockup consider Holmes memory loss a ruse.
He needs to save his act for the jury because no one here is buying it, the worker said. Everyone is convinced he is faking it.
Published reports indicated that Holmes mailed a notebook filled with gruesome sketches and details of his plans for the attack in the crowded theater.
The notebook was in a package sent to a professor at the University of Colorado, where Holmes was a Ph.D. candidate until dropping out of school just prior to the killings.
The FBI snapped up the evidence after school officials notified them that the package was at the university.
In a statement, the university denied a report that the package sat in its mailroom for a week before the shooting spree.
The package was delivered by the U.S. Postal Service on the Monday after the shootings, and forced the evacuation of a campus building for 2 1/2 hours, the statement said.
The notebook and the rest of the contents were turned over to investigators within hours of the packages discovery, the university said.
Does he claim it each time he spits on the guards as well?
I don’t care, fry his ass.
Claiming to have amnesia is just going to fuel the fantasies of the superstitious. I look forward to countless rants on how he’s not responsible because he was possessed now.
Even liberals are saying this guy is toast.
Gadzooks! Let old James "I am the Joker" Holmes go free... it is all the post office's fault!
“Countless,” uh huh.
Waterboard the bas-turd and he’ll remember really fast then turn him loose in general population!
The jailhouse food is okay. It’s the fecal matter in it that causes the stomach to hurt.
Sounds good to me.
Maybe he then wont remember the needle that gets stuck in his arm?
“Authorities fear that other inmates could target Holmes and have him wear a bulletproof vest during his daily walk.”
I thought there was gun control in jails. How is this possible?
Doesn’t like his food?
Hmmm...He sould consider that in any other country in the world-he likely wouldn’t still be alive much less GET food
Yeah right. He was able to send a notebook about what he was going to do, bobby trap his appt and for 2 months or so looked online and bought all his gear and other items for this event he now says he doesn’t know why he is in jail.
I am not buying it, sorry.
Makes a person wonder what kind of research was being done in those research projects and if they were using each other for guinea pigs....
He managed to remember that he’d booby-trapped his apartment and told the cops about it after his arrest. So much for the amnesia excuse. Maybe his defense will be “selective amnesia.”
I wonder if toxicology tests were given when he was arrested.
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