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  • Was Mass Murderer James Holmes Mentally Ill Or Seeking Revenge? Experts Disagree

    The Inquisitr - 07/22/2012

    Is a mass murderer like James Holmes, the suspect in the shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater that killed 12 people and wounded 59 others, mentally ill or simply seeking revenge for perceived wrongs? Experts who study the motivation of mass murderers disagree on the answer.

    According to James Alan Fox, a criminal justice professor at Northeastern University in Boston, most mass murderers are not mentally ill. Fox, who has written several books on mass murder and school violence, told MSNBC:

    “It takes a certain degree of clear-headedness to plan and execute a crime like this.”