Everyone got a first public look at accused Colorado shooter James Holmes today, and the jury is in: That boy is crazy, or possessed by the Devil. All people who commit heinous crimes like this are some form of crazy, but no. Watching Holmes at his hearing today, you can see he clearly has serious, scary mental issues that leave you wondering how he was ever let to roam around free in society. We've got the Jack Nicholson-esque screenshots (from Cuckoo's Nest, not The Shining) below.
Holmes will likely face charges of first-degree murder on July 30, and he could face the death penalty -- but that part is months away. That's all you really need to know about what was said at this morning's hearing. All everyone is really talking about is how batshit insane Holmes looked during the whole thing.
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Wearing a maroon jumpsuit over a protective vest and orange "Joker" hair, the 24-year-old Holmes spent the entire hearing pretty much non-emotional, not even following what was being determined about his fate. He would stare into space, appear to nod off, look on the verge of tears, bug out his eyes. Classic Hollywood crazy. Could he just be a really good actor? If so he's damn good.
A friend who was drinking with him just a few days before the shooting said he was perfectly normal then. Then he shot and killed 12 people and children, and wounded dozens of others. Then they put him into solitary confinement and he started spitting and sat with his eyes rolling back in his head. Lawyers say he was not drugged, which means this is the real him. What the heck happened that would make someone snap like this?
You get the picture.
Did you watch today's hearing? What do you make of Holmes' behavior, what is going on here?
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