Psychiatrist: Aurora, Colorado, shooter manipulated me

Almost ten years ago, James Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire, leaving 12 people dead, 70 injured, and causing a wave of shock among the crowd who were watching “The Dark Knight Rises” film.

She said she knew she was dealing with a troubled and evil client, but could not find legal means to protect him from the public. There was another kind of terror attack ahead.

When she began attempting to aid the graduate student, the hairs on her arms became erect. Dr. Lynne Fenton dedicated several months collaborating with Holmes, gaining insight into the psyche of a murderer.

“NewsNation Prime,” stated Fenton on Tuesday, “will feature individuals who are described as antisocial or psychopathic, which means there are many signs indicating that he possesses none of these characteristics. He never violated the law. He didn’t harm other children. He didn’t show any cruelty towards animals. It is a fact that past violence is one of the most accurate predictors of future violence, even without a significant amount of concrete evidence. Those terrible gut feelings are a prime example of this.”

The U.S. History has shown that the only psychiatrist to become a mass shooter was Dr. Fenton, a fact that she never knew, despite her terrible gut feeling.

Fenton inquired, “Does he truly intend to execute his plan? Or is this merely a contemplation of causing harm to others? Is he capable of carrying out such actions?” “In an attempt to encourage him to open up and gain insight, I dedicated the six sessions that I worked with him to discussing this topic,” Fenton explained. “However, his descriptions were extremely unclear,” Fenton added. “He described it as ‘having thoughts of killing people.’ And his idea of killing people was very ambiguous. He displayed peculiar behavior.”

She brought a consultant into the session to see Holmes more openly. She says she contacted the police and Fenton’s mom as concerns surged.

Fenton Dr. Stated, “Is he experiencing a psychotic break? This is a new thing, or it seems strange and unusual if he has always been like this. I thought of finding out more when he walked out of my office, but he refused. If we were to call a friend or family member, specifically Holmes, and even consult a professional, would it be okay? I even called his mom to visit after his last visit.”

After conversing with his mother, Fenton expresses that she felt somewhat comforted and that his conduct was not an abrupt alteration.

Looking back, she now believes that Holmes was not telling the truth and had manipulated her.

Fenton stated, “While he was denying it, I knew that he had plans to kill all the human figures at the shooting range and was actually amassing weapons and ammo. I saw him on the last day of May, and unfortunately, I discovered that he was lying while I was seeing him because it was the last month of May.”

The aftermath of the disaster was challenging for Fenton.

Fenton expressed, “To a certain extent, I ended up being somewhat of a scapegoat. Some individuals were pondering if I could have somehow avoided this situation. Neither myself, nor the institution that employs me, could support me and assert the extent of my efforts.”

The unanimous decision of the jury did not result in the imposition of the death penalty. In August 2015, he received a life sentence in prison without the chance of parole. Presently incarcerated, Holmes will remain in prison for the remainder of his life.

She hopes that the information in the book titled “Aurora: The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Theater Killer” tells the story of her inability to prevent future shootings and offers insight into the psyche of the mass shooter, Holmes, and the role of mental health in preventing violence. Meanwhile, Fenton wrote the book.

Fenton devoted the book to the victims and survivors of James Holmes’ indescribable acts of violence for their bravery and their expression.