The shooter who entered an Aurora, Colorado movie theater in 2012 and killed 12 people was recently sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Because the case has come to an end, police are just now releasing photos they took of the shooter's boobytrapped apartment that they took soon after arresting him in 2012.

James Holmes not only had a disturbing, wild-eyed look with his dyed frizzy hair and crazed expression in court photos, but his disturbing tendencies bled over into his Aurora apartment. When Holmes was captured he warned police that his apartment was boobytrapped and that anyone who went inside would be killed.

Thankfully, the police have access to technology and expertise that Holmes couldn't have foreseen when he rigged his apartment to blow.

One of the officers who entered the home was Gary Smith, a former veteran of Kosovo and Iraq and a member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In his words he wasn't surprised by the jumbled mess of bullets and explosives they found in Holmes' apartment. "It doesn’t surprise me to run across anything anywhere really," he said.

Holmes had rigged his apartment so much that officers didn't feel safe entering, however, until they used a robot to disarm much of the arsenal of home-made bombs and explosives set up in the apartment. After clearing the rest of the building from people, the officers went in.

Homes used bullets and what look like home-made wiring jobs to spread gunpowder and gasoline throughout the apartment. From the pictures it's clear that he didn't intend to return to the place.

Holmes was, and is, obviously a psychopath. It's disturbing to think that someone has that much rage and angst built up inside them that they would attempt to take it out on harmless individuals trying to enjoy a night at the movies. Let's hope a lifetime behind bars is enough time for him to feel remorse for his actions.

h/t: The Blaze

 

 

 

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