Associated Press, April 4, 2013
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — New questions confronted the University of Colorado, Denver on Friday amid disclosures that a psychiatrist who treated theater shooting suspect James Holmes had warned campus police a month before the deadly assault that Holmes was dangerous and had homicidal thoughts.
Court documents made public Thursday revealed Dr. Lynne Fenton also told a campus police officer in June that the shooting suspect had threatened and intimidated her [.....]
Campus police officer Lynn Whitten told investigators after the shooting that Fenton had contacted her. Whitten said Fenton was following her legal requirement to report threats to authorities, according one of the documents, a search warrant affidavit.
"Dr. Fenton advised that through her contact with James Holmes she was reporting, per her requirement, his danger to the public due to homicidal statements he had made," the affidavit said. [....]
Psychiatrist Called James Holmes ‘Danger to the Public’ Before Killings
By Clayton Sandell, ABC News, April 4, 2013
[....] “Dr. Fenton advised that she had been treating Holmes, and that Holmes had stopped seeing her and had begun threatening her via text messages,” Whitten told investigators. Because of the alleged threats against Fenton, Whitten said she deactivated the card that allowed Holmes access to university buildings on July 12, according to the documents.
The new information came to light Thursday after Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour Jr. granted a request by news media companies – including ABC – to unseal about a dozen warrants and affidavits in the case.[....]
The Aurora Warnings
By William Saletan, Slate, April 5, 2013
James Holmes’ psychiatrist told campus police he was homicidal. Why wasn’t the warning passed on?