James Holmes Saw Psychiatrist

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James Holmes appeared in Arapahoe County District Court on Monday in Centennial, Colo.

In the weeks before James Holmes allegedly opened fire on a crowded screening of The Dark Knight Rises, he was seeing a University of Colorado psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia, according to court records (PDF) released Friday. Holmes, who was a graduate student in the university’s neuroscience Ph.D. program, was seeing Lynne Fenton, the school’s director of student mental-health services and writer of numerous papers on schizophrenia. Holmes reportedly sent her a notebook that included drawings of a mass killing, which is said to have been seized by police as evidence in Holmes’s case.