Prosecutors Say Online Dating Pleas Show Movie Theater Shooter Isn’t Insane

'Will you visit me in prison?' James Holmes asked online

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James Holmes appears in court at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colo., on July 23, 2012

Prosecutors hope to use the online dating profiles of the accused gunman in last year’s mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater to prove the defendant isn’t insane.

Hearings to determine whether James Holmes’ online dating profiles are admissible in court begin Monday, the Associated Press reports. Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the Aurora movie theater massacre that killed 12 people. But prosecutors claim that some of his postings on online dating websites, like Match.com and Adult FriendFinder.com, show that he knew the shooting was wrong.

Holmes posted comments like, “Will you visit me in prison?” on his online profiles.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

[AP]

2 comments
bojimbo26
bojimbo26

Oh come on , of course he's insane . > sarcasm off .

D_Coder
D_Coder

If he thought posts like “Will you visit me in prison?” would help him get a date... he's insane.