The Straits Times
Published on Sep 29, 2012

Alleged Batman shooter made threats: Court records


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The alleged gunman behind the Batman movie massacre made threats to someone at his university shortly before the killings, according to court documents released on Friday.

James Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in the June 20 massacre at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, was banned from campus over the threats, which local media reported were made to a professor.

Holmes had a "relationship terminated on, or prior to June 12, 2012," according to one court document that blacked out various words to conceal the person's identity.

"The relationship was terminated after the defendant made threats" towards the unidentified person, who reported them to the University of Colorado Police Department.