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6 years ago

James Holmes Blames Therapist For Brainwashing Him To Kill, According To Inmate Steven Unruh

The Huffington Post  |  By Michael McLaughlin Posted: 11/28/2012 8:42 pm EST Updated: 11/28/2012 8:42 pm EST

A drug-abusing inmate unleashed wild allegations about James Holmes, claiming that the suspected movie theater gunman said his therapist brainwashed him to commit murder.

Steven Unruh
-- speaking exclusively to the Denver Westword -- said he had a four-hour conversation with Holmes in jail on July 20 after the graduate school dropout was brought in for allegedly killing 12 people and shooting 58 others.

Though locked in different cells, Unruh, 38, claims he heard Holmes slamming himself into the wall. By yelling across the hall, Unrush says he talked the 24-year-old out of committing suicide.

Officers with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office disputed that detainees can communicate the way Unruh described, Nevertheless, Unruh -- who was locked up on theft and drug charges -- says Holmes described the massacre to him.

"He felt like he was in a video game," Unruh said, according to the news site. The former doctoral student allegedly told Unruh that his therapist "programmed" him to carry out an attack.

There's been a steady flow of sensational tales about Holmes' behavior in the slammer. Shortly after his arrest, an unnamed jailhouse employee claimed that Holmes frequently spatat the guards.

In another allegation, a worker said that Holmes acted like he had amnesia and didn't know why he was locked up.

While there's no stopping the jailhouse anecdotes and recollections from seeping into the media, official documents pertaining to Holmes' life before his arrest have been withheld. The University of Colorado -- where Holmes was a neuroscience doctoral student -- denied a request to release campus police records involving him, according to station KUSA on Nov. 25.

A judge had earlier imposed a gag order on the case, limiting the amount of information available to the public.

6 years ago

WOW.  I don't know what to say.  Thanks for posting.

6 years ago

Okay, I find this histerical.  First off, my therapist mad me do it is akin to Flip Wilson's "the devil made me do it."  And everyone needs a backseat wanna be lawyer blathering a  way to the press about someone he has personally analysed while locked up with him.  That  picture does resemble a madman.  His jazzy lawyer probably planted the seed of the brainwashing mumbo jumbo. No sympathy here.  There have been planty times I fleetingly toyed with an overdose of insulin in an IV, but you don't act on that shyte.  For gawds sake.  I just wonder how, looking as crazed as he does in that picture, how in the name of all that is good, did he get a gun?

Of course this is JMHO.

6 years ago

The guy does look like a total nutjub.  Empty eyes. 

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