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Where Are the Groupies of Aurora Shooter James Holmes Now?

On July 20, 2012, James Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and killed 12 people (70 others were injured). Immediately after, James Holmes fan sites—most of them helmed by young women—began appearing on Tumblr. At the time, many of these women proclaimed him to be innocent, but now, two years later, he… » 7/23/15 12:30pm 7/23/15 12:30pm

James Holmes Found Guilty of Murder, Is Now Eligible for Death Penalty

After more than 11 weeks, over 250 witnesses and 1,500 pieces of photographic evidence, the Colorado jury tasked with deciding whether James Holmes was insane or not when he murdered 12 people and wounded 70 in the Aurora theater shooting has reached a guilty verdict. Holmes was charged on 165 counts total, nearly all… » 7/16/15 6:25pm 7/16/15 6:25pm

Why Most Mass Murderers Are Privileged White Men

Are white men particularly prone to carrying out the all-too-familiar mass killings of which last week's Aurora shooting is just the latest iteration? Is there something about the white, male, middle-class experience that makes it easier for troubled young men to turn schools and movie theaters into killing fields? In… » 7/24/12 6:20pm 7/24/12 6:20pm

Disturbing: Women on Twitter Think James Holmes Is 'Hot,' 'Sexy,' 'Cute'

On Monday the world got its first look at accused Aurora movie theater gunman James Holmes in action at his advisement hearing, telecast from a Colorado courtroom. Evidently the 24-year-old murder suspect made a good impression on some women, who took to Twitter to talk about how hot he is. That's right: a man who… » 7/24/12 4:45pm 7/24/12 4:45pm

Let's Not Blame the Aurora Shootings on James Holmes Not Getting Laid

Soon after a gunman opened fire on a Colorado movie theater killing 12 and injuring dozens, James Holmes freely gave himself up to authorities. And since his apprehension, we've gotten busy grasping, over and over, for what caused him to do this. He wasn't doing well at school! He wasn't Christian enough! He was… » 7/24/12 11:40am 7/24/12 11:40am

Woman Tells Urban Legend-Like Story About Match.com Pairing Her with Colorado Shooter

TMZ, ever eager to disinter one the creepier, more lurid follow-up stories to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has pulled a wriggly worm of an anecdote out of the ground and is waving it around for everyone to flinch at — a Colorado woman named "Diana" says that on Friday afternoon, Match.com… » 7/22/12 11:30am 7/22/12 11:30am