The mass shootings in an Aurora, CO theater shocked the nation. Twelve people were unexpectedly murdered and over 50 others wounded, the gunman arrested shortly afterwards.
Crime Wire welcomes criminologist and media analyst, Dr. Scott Bonn to discuss the criminal behavior and patterns of conduct of shooter, James Holmes, a former neuroscience student. News accounts report that Holmes allegedly began stockpiling gear for his assault four months ago, and authorities say he bought his weapons in May and June, well before the shooting spree. Does this action create premeditation? Did Holmes pull off this crime alone, or were others involved?
Many questions still remain unanswered about exactly who James Holmes is, what his motives are for arming himself and shooting into a crowded movie theater, and how will he be prosecuted. As the nation awaits his formal charges, will his attorneys try to bargain his plea to insanity? Is Holmes a serial killer, spree killer or mass murderer, Dr. Bonn will explain the difference.
Join the show and the discussion about many of these unanswered questions, and a glimpse into the mind of a killer with host, Dennis Griffin and guest Dr. Scott Bonn.