FOX NEWS REPORTS to have an “exclusive law enforcement” source(s) who has told the news organization that a notebook allegedly the gunman’s was found with “details” of a plot to “kill people.”
“Inside the package was a notebook full of details about how he was going to kill people,” the source told FoxNews.com. “There were drawings of what he was going to do in it — drawings and illustrations of the massacre.”
…Both sources said the intended recipient of Holmes’ notebook was a professor who also treated patients at the psychiatry outpatient facility, located in Building 500, where the first suspicious package was delivered. It could not be verified that the psychiatrist had had previous contact with Holmes, who was a dropout from the school’s neuroscience doctoral program and had studied various mental health issues and ailments as part of his curriculum.
There is always speculation about mass gunmen, with people often quick to label them “insane,” because it’s hard to understand these acts of carnage. Another motive is pure rage. Given the level of intelligence of Holmes and that he studied mental health issues, it’s not impossible that he was crafting his own alibi of insanity, a motive for compiling and then sending a notebook of this nature out. However, the fact that the notebook was reportedly in the mailroom since July 12 does throw doubt on this speculative theory.
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