Saturday, October 12, 2013
Long walks on the beach may never be an option for Colorado movie gunman James Holmes, but like many infamous killers, he sought to line up romance behind bars — even setting up a Match.com account before his rampage, according to prosecutors.
Holmes, 25, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 others during a shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora on July 20, 2012. During a hearing on Monday to determine what evidence prosecutors can use in the case against the former neuroscience major, it was revealed that Holmes established profiles on two dating websites prior to the shootings.
In addition to the Match.com account, set up in April 2012, Holmes launched another one at AdultFriendFinder.com using the handle “classicjimbo” just two weeks before the mass shooting. Both accounts, which featured Holmes’ distinct orange-reddish mane, were last accessed just two days before the massacre. Prosecutors say that in his website profiles, Holmes asked: “Will you visit me in prison?”