James Holmes’ Psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton Reported Concerns 6 Weeks Before Massacre

Posted Aug 2, 2012

Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist known for treating Colorado movie theater “The Dark Knight Rises” gunman James Holmes, was concerned by his behavior and notified her colleagues.  She said that Holmes could be a danger to others according to KMGH.  Fenton’s concerns had been surfaced in early June, which was about 6 weeks before the shooting in Aurora, Colorado took place.  In the massacre, 12 people were killed and 58 were wounded.  Holmes was charged with 24 counts for murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

Fenton contacted several members of a “behavioral evaluation and threat assessment team.”  The BETA team included key staff members from various university departments that have expertise in dealing with potential threats.  The university officials never contacted Aurora police with Fenton’s concerns before the shootings that took place on July 20th.

After Holmes dropped out school, the BETA team no longer “had control over him.”  Sources say that “it takes more than just statements” and Holmes would have to say something specific before reporting it to law enforcement.