James Holmes May Have Called Psychiatrist Minutes Before Shooting

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James Holmes makes his first court appearance at the Arapahoe County on July 23, 2012 in Centennial, Colorado. According to police, Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others during a shooting rampage at an opening night screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, in Aurora, Colorado.
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Another chilling detail emerged on Thursday during a hearing over whether a notebook James Holmes, the alleged Aurora, Colorado shooter, sent to psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton can be admitted into evidence. The New York Times reports that a lawyer representing Holmes mentioned the after-hours number for the University of Colorado hospital where Dr. Fenton could be reached, and asked her, “Do you know whether James Holmes called that number nine minutes before the shooting started?” She said she didn't know that Holmes had tried to contact her that night.