Holmes Had Stellar References

Before James Holmes was charged with killing 12 and wounding 58 in an attack on a Colorado movie theater, he was on his way to pursuing a promising neuroscience career, according to reference letters obtained by the Associated Press. One letter described Holmes as having a “great amount of intellectual and emotional maturity.” Another said that Holmes, who was in the top one percent of his honors classes with a 3.949 GPA, was “a very effective group leader.” His attorneys are now trying to argue that Holmes is mentally ill.