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Psychiatrist alerted others about Batman shooter: Media

Published on Aug 2, 2012 11:00 AM
 
James Holmes appears in court at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in this July 23, 2012 file photo in Centennial, Colorado. Colorado prosecutors charged James Holmes with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder on July 30, 2012 for one of the worst mass shootings in United States history. A psychiatrist who treated a man accused of a mass shooting alerted others weeks before his attack because she was worried about his behaviour, a news report said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A psychiatrist who treated a man accused of a mass shooting alerted others weeks before his attack because she was worried about his behaviour, a news report said on Wednesday.

James Holmes allegedly opened fire during a packed screening of the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in the Colorado city of Aurora, a suburb of Denver, on July 20.

According a Denver news channel, Ms Lynne Fenton, Holmes' psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver earlier this year, had concerns about his behaviour almost six weeks before the massacre.

Citing unnamed sources, the broadcaster reported that Ms Fenton notified several members of the university's "Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment" team in the first 10 days of June.

 
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