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Colorado shooting suspect ‘described killings in notebook’

Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes may have mailed advance warnings of his intention to carry out a massacre,but they remained unopened in a university mailroom

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published: July 27, 2012 12:52 am

Accused Colorado shooter James Holmes may have mailed advance warnings of his intention to carry out a massacre,but they remained unopened in a university mailroom.

Holmes,the accused gunman in last Friday’s movie carnage in Colorado mailed a notebook “full of details regarding how he was going to kill people” to a psychiatrist at the University of Colorado where he had been a student until dropping out last month,Fox News reported.

The TV network reported that the notebook had full details,drawings and illustrations of how he was going to carry out the attack and the mail was found only during the search of the university mailroom. Among the images in the notebook’s pages were gun-wielding stick figures blowing away other stick figures,the channel quoted police as saying.

Police and FBI agents were called to the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus in Aurora on Monday morning after the psychiatrist,who is also a professor at the school,reported receiving a package believed to be from the suspect.

Although that package turned out to be from someone else and harmless,a search of the Campus Services’ mailroom turned up another package sent to the psychiatrist with Holmes’ name in the return address. A second law enforcement source said authorities got a warrant from a county judge and took the package away. When it was opened,its chilling contents were revealed.

Fox News said the package had been in the mailroom since July 12,though another source who confirmed the discovery could not say if the package arrived prior to Friday’s massacre.

The notebook is now in possession of the FBI.

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