James Holmes appears to be a typical teenager in the clip below from six years ago. He lists his future objectives as wanting to own a slurpee machine, which has no direct parallels to mass murder.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Holmes appears to be showing no remorse for his deadly slayings.
The New York Daily News quotes a jailhouse worker at Arapahoe Detention Center, where Holmes is being held, as saying that he has remained in his murderous “Joker” persona since arriving on Saturday.
“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” the employee said. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”
And an inmate also told the paper that Holmes “was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards”.
“He’s spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy,” the inmate said
The paper also reports that many of the inmates want Holmes dead and he is currently in solitary confinement.
On the suspect’s first night in jail, other prisoners serenaded him with a chant of “kid killer” — a reference to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl, the NY Daily News writes.
“All the inmates were talking about killing him,” Wayne Medley, 24, said as he left the facility. “Everyone was looking for an opportunity. It’s all they could talk about.”
There are numerous questions that need to be raised following the massacre, including tighter laws surrounding gun control, but also, if he has confessed, then why put him in jail for years and waste tax payers money… certainly if there has ever been a more worthy of candidate of lethal injection, then Holmes should be it.
We know if convicted, Holmes will face the death penalty, but why not make his punishment swift and perhaps, let him out of his solitary confinement and have fellow inmates give him a taste on his own heinous medicine….