Fun thing at work. We were talking about the slender man case which led discussions to the other outstanding Wisconsin citizens. One guy as a kid stole this sign from his "creepy" neighbor. I have a feeling @eclecticpossessions will enjoy seeing this. #notcrossstitch#serialkiller#badneighbor
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James Holmes (12/13/87) is an American convicted of 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 Aurora shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on 7/20/12. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. but killed and injured more people in any previous mass murder in US history. Holmes booby-trapped his apartment with explosives before the shooting, which were defused one day later by a bomb squad.
Holmes was arrested shortly after the shooting and jailed without bail awaiting trial. His trial began on April 27, 2015. The trial lasted 11 weeks after which he was found guilty. On August 24, Holmes was sentenced to 12 consecutive life sentences plus 3,318 years without parole.
Holmes was a fan of superheroes, including Batman, and his apartment was decorated with Batman paraphernalia.
According to Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler, Holmes chose the Century 16 theater for his attack because he liked movie theaters and the specific theater had doors that he could lock in order to increase the number of casualties, as well as being in an area where police response would take longer. He specifically chose to attack a midnight screening because he believed fewer children would be present, not wanting to kill them.
He also wrote his reasoning that an attack on an airport would be confused as an act of terrorism, saying, "Terrorism isn't the message. The message is, there is no message." On July 20, 2012, police arrested Holmes without resistance while he was standing next to his car behind the Century 16 theater, moments after the shooting. Holmes had snuck out an exit door, propped it open, and returned with weapons and other gear, setting off several gas or smoke canisters and then opening fire on the theater audience, killing 12 and wounding 70.
The air begins to feel a little thin
As I start the car and then I begin
To add the miles piled up behind me
I barely feel a smile deep inside me
And I begin to envy the headlights driving south
I want to crack the door so I can just fall out
But then I remember when you packed my car
You reached in the back and buckled up your heart
For me to drive away with
I began to understand why God died.
The demon sat there waiting on her porch
It was a little dark so we held a makeshift torch
And when my car was far out of sight
He crept in her room and stayed there for the night
And then I felt chills in my bones
The breath I saw was not my own
I knew my skin that wrapped my frame
Wasn't made to play this game
And then I saw him, torch in hand
He laid it out, what he had planned
And then I said, "I'll take the grave, please just send them all my way"