A missed opportunity?
It’s been revealed that James Holmes, the suspected shooter behind the Aurora, Colorado killing spree had sent a notebook filled with details of how he intended to kill people to his university psychiatrist one week before the shooting. Unfortunately the notebook sat unopened in the campus mail room.
James Holmes’ name was written in the return address box. The package was turned up after an extensive search of the campus’ mail room. It is not known why it was not delivered to its intended recipient.
Authorities then obtained a warrant from a district judge to open the package, which is when its chilling contents were discovered.
The notebook now in the possession of authorities has fueled speculation that the massacre may have been averted had it gotten to the person Holmes had intended it for. This of course raises the question why did Holmes send the notebook in the first place? Was it a cry for help, a way to see if anyone really actually cared, to assuage his foreboding sense of guilt or just a way to find someone to convince him that there had to be a better way to deal with the crises that he was almost certainly aware he was living.
On the flip one could wonder if it may have been a capricious attempt to unsettle and taunt those at the school of what he had in mind….