Confession: James Holmes Tells Inmate He Was Programmed To Kill

Before It’s News – by Alton Parrish

Colorado inmate Steven Unruh is having a hard time convincing anyone that he spent hours talking to Aurora theater shootings suspect James Holmes shortly after his arrest last July. Jail officials say there’s no way that Unruh could have had that kind of access. Yet certain elements of the story — which includes a description that resembles the headbanging routine that sent Holmes to the hospital last week — have been attracting attention from law enforcement and even families of the shooting victims.

“They’re going to try to discredit my story,” Unruh told Westword in a recent interview at the jail. “But I was able to have a four-hour talk with him. I talked him out of suicide.”


Unruh insists the sporadic conversation continued even after Holmes was moved to another cell in the area. He says that Holmes told him “he felt like he was in a video game” during the shooting, that “he wasn’t on his meds” and “nobody would help him.” He says Holmes also mentioned NLP — presumably, neuro-linguistic programming, a much-scorned and outmoded approach to psychotherapy — and claimed to have been “programmed” to kill by an evil therapist.

“When he got out to his car, he wasn’t programmed no more,” Unruh says. “It sounded kind of crazy. He was trying to run it by me, basically.”

See the complete Westword article by  Alan Prendergast

James Eagan Holmes (born December 13, 1987) is the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting.

On May 22, 2012, Holmes purchased a Glock 22 pistol at a Gander Mountain shop in Aurora, and six days later bought a Remington Model 870 shotgun at a Bass Pro Shops in Denver. On June 7, just hours after failing his oral exam at the university, he purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P15 semi-automatic rifle, with a second Glock 22 pistol following on July 6. All the weapons were bought legally. In the four months prior to the shooting, Holmes also bought 3000 rounds of ammunition for the pistols, 3000 rounds for the M&P15, and 350 shells for the shotgun over the Internet. On July 2, he placed an order for a Blackhawk Urban Assault Vest, two magazine holders and a knife at an online retailer.

On June 25, less than a month before the shooting, Holmes emailed an application to join a gun club in Byers, Colorado. The owner, Glenn Rotkovich, called him several times throughout the following days to invite him to a mandatory orientation, but could only reach his answering machine. Due to the nature of Holmes’ voice mail, which he described as “bizarre, freaky”, “guttural, spoken with a deep voice, incoherent and rambling,” Rotkovich instructed his staff to inform him if Holmes showed up, though Holmes neither appeared at the gun range nor called back. “In hindsight, looking back — and if I’d seen the movies — maybe I’d say it was like the Joker — I would have gotten the Joker out of it…It was like somebody was trying to be as weird as possible,” Rotkovich said

On July 20, 2012, police arrested an unresisting Holmes next to his car behind the Century 16 theater, moments after the 2012 Aurora shooting, in which Holmes allegedly set off several gas or smoke canisters and then opened fire on the theater audience, killing 12 and wounding 58. The responding officers recovered several guns from inside the car and the theater. According to two federal authorities, Holmes had dyed his hair red and called himself “The Joker”.

Century 16 theater, location of the shootings

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Once apprehended, Holmes told the police that he had booby-trapped his apartment with explosive devices before heading to the theater. Police later confirmed the presence of explosives in the apartment.

Detention and court appearance

Holmes was initially jailed at Arapahoe Detention Center, under suicide watch. He is being held in solitary confinement to protect him from other inmates, a routine precaution for high-profile cases.

Holmes made his first court appearance in Centennial, Colorado on July 23, before Judge William B. Sylvester. He was read his rights and no bond was given. A mandatory protection order was issued by the judge. The judge appointed a public defender. Holmes said nothing and never looked at the judge. His appearance, which was described as “dazed” and “confused”[63] fueled speculation about his mental state.

On July 30, Colorado prosecutors filed formal charges against Holmes that included 24 counts of first degree murder, 116 counts of attempted murder, possession of explosive devices, and inciting violence. The multiple charges expand the opportunities for prosecutors to obtain convictions. For each person killed in the shooting, Holmes is charged with one count of murder with deliberation and one count of murder with extreme indifference. Holmes agreed in court to waive his right to a preliminary hearing within 35 days.

On August 9, Holmes’ attorneys said their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness. The disclosure was made at a court hearing in Centennial where news media organizations were asking a judge to unseal court documents in the case.

On September 19, the prosecution filed a motion to add 10 new charges against Holmes and asked to amend 17 others. The additional charges would bring the total counts Holmes faces to 152. Holmes appeared in the Arapahoe County Court house the following day for the first time without his dyed-red hair, but with cropped hair revealing his natural brown color.

On September 28, court documents released by prosecutors say Holmes was revoked access to the University of Colorado campus because he threatened a professor. The university has said Holmes was denied access to non-public parts of the campus because he had withdrawn from school.[70]

On October 11, 2012, Holmes’ attorneys asked Judge William Sylvester to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled for November. On October 25, the preliminary hearing was set for the week of January 7.

Holmes’ lawyers filed an emergency motion on November 14, 2012 to delay a pre-trial hearing, citing an unspecified condition that has left him unable to appear in court. “As a result of developments over the past 24 hours, Mr. Holmes is in a condition that renders him unable to be present in court for tomorrow’s hearing,” They requested to delay the hearing, which they received. It was rescheduled for December. Evidently, Holmes made various suicide attempts referred to as “half-hearted” in days before the scheduled hearing on November 15

11 thoughts on “Confession: James Holmes Tells Inmate He Was Programmed To Kill

  1. That guy sounds like the classic red herring. Throw the whole ‘mind control’ thing out there and then discredit it. Soon they will release info that the informant wasn’t even on the same floor of the jail, or not there at the same time, etc., totally destroying his story. Then whenever the mind-control subject comes up, the average person will think “Oh yeah, I heard about that. That was that liar -dude in the jail. Programming? Suuuuure…. .”

    1. Lol exactly, starviego. Honestly, when is the CIA and rest of these maggot agencies ever going to change their bs tactics? How dumb do they think people are? Yea, we’re gonna just keep falling for the ‘lone gunman’ bs over and over. This guys past has DARPA all over it, not to mention he was meds, the history of the campus he was on, its ties to the DoD, his father and grandfather’s history, the things he was studying, etc.

      Nice try with his handlers trying to spread out the gun and ammo purchases too, so that ‘it wouldnt look too suspicious’ and then trying to make it look like he was ‘taking lessons and target practicing’.

      F’ing amateurs , honestly.

  2. To better understand the case, consider that Holmes’ father Robert was about to testify before Congress about the LIBOR scandal.
    “Most important to note about James Holmes, however, this report says, is that his father, Robert Holmes, was said to have been scheduled to testify within the next few weeks before a US Senate panel on the largest bank fraud scandal in world history that is currently unfolding and threatens to destabilize and destroy the Western banking system. Robert Holmes, whose “blueblood” family links go back to the Mayflower, is known throughout the global banking community as being the creator of one of the most sophisticated computer algorithms ever developed and is credited with developing predictive models for financial services; credit and fraud risk models, first and third party application fraud models and internet/online banking fraud models.” – end quote.
    Can you say “We have your son ….” ?

  3. Still, you’ve got to love the fact that although it was intended to cause the American sheeple to scream for more gun control, instead it had the opposite effect – gun and ammo sales skyrocketed.

    “Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit outta my hat!”


  4. Where to begin? I’ve listened to the radio recordings from the cops during the incident. They were obviously looking for at least another suspect. I hardly think he just sauntered in there dressed like Terminator and toting all the hardware.
    Secondly, things like this just don’t “happen”, unassisted. Why would they not be scouring everything trying to figure out how this came to be if they weren’t selling a pre-determined version?
    Why, with parents as comfortable as they are, does he have a public defender? Where did he get the funds for the guns and ammo, etc.? His father was indeed scheduled to testify in the Libor thing as well.
    I don’t pretend to understand the motive here, but its a cinch it isn’t just another “lone nut”.
    I predict we’ll never find out. It is, apparently, just another example of a staged “event” to sow more vague fear in the general public. Maybe just as simple as helping to justify all the police state tactics. I doubt it though, there are easier and more believable dupes to use for that.
    There’s a message here. What is it?

  5. When this first happened, I saw news photos online of Holmes being carried to a police car by cops – three or four of them. His hair was black. He didn’t appear to be normally aware, but had a mad, dazed look in his eyes. I haven’t been able to find that picture again, but it was definitely shown a day or so after the shooting. Who dyed his hair? He surely wasn’t allowed to colour it in prison.

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