Who is alleged Colorado gunman?
Once-promising student accused of deadly massacre
- Duration 6:26
- Date Jul 22, 2012
Once-promising student accused of deadly massacre
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Twelve innocent people butchered.
Another 59 injured seven still in critical condition.
An apartment rigged to blow up anyone who entered 6000.
Rounds of ammunition.
What kind of animal would do this.
Is this killer.
And why would -- cold blood ugly butcher people some children.
-- as young as six years old.
And then in the end give up.
Just look at power.
Hello and welcome it justice on just -- bureau live from Aurora Colorado.
Tonight we analyze this man has massacre in the person accused of -- it I'm joined here by investigative crime reporter Michelle -- don't know.
Michelle thanks for being an amazing judge tell us what you know about -- -- James Hall so I've spent the morning and early afternoon in his neighborhood.
Visiting the liquor store -- rent at least went their free time Sabrina the league but the liquor store pulled me back on the local bar that he may have visited.
The campus where he went to school.
Up from what I've learned from people.
Who know him throughout the community is that it was quiet.
He kept to himself he didn't speak very much a guy who lives on the first floor is building told me that he saw him hanging around a few times the man moved into the building.
-- the -- and I spoke to last November.
And said that during that time he's only seen a few times outside mainly kept to himself and so that's what we're learning -- since -- San Diego.
Graduated from high school there honors.
I -- and cross country did so many wonderful things through his life as he grew up.
And then something happened in you and I -- threat that press conference earlier today and we heard the police chiefs say.
That this -- been going on at least for four months now while he is.
Ordering what he did what he needed it the horror that he created.
It is bigger by the way that is literally right I don't find out -- and at the press conference today -- Learn some new information.
That and one of the things had to do with the fact that it seems that.
It's bad form on cities but ordering these items but also that when he wants in the apartment building.
That he really didn't get involved with all the people he did not get involved with this -- a -- -- -- all -- It's it's -- it's and then also the fact that he was going through the -- process.
Through -- neuroscience program he was not fully withdrawn yet but he was you know going towards the end so that's I think another -- -- -- and all this is.
-- did all of that go wrong right wind wind did he start to go down that path.
And you know at.
It -- can get in there if investigators can get in there into that computer in India everything else that he was on.
And figure out this key points and people really start to build that back -- you know one of the things we know now is that obviously at this apartment breaking wanted to kill whoever opened the door.
And that -- would be created.
But the police have now pretty much.
Gotten it into a situation where they can preserve some of the evidence now we'll start to get a sense of the -- is but.
What do you know about his affiliations.
Do we know what it is you know what did he believe it or not believe it didn't ever have a girlfriend.
I mean the guy is a little older you think you would have had friends friends girlfriends anything.
My folks that I spoke to look at the producers on the ground this -- -- -- -- -- -- him out with another girl.
No one I -- girl age girl ever now open -- even yeah college it even in college from what we know I need.
There could be some folks out there that are listening right now.
And that you needed it had some other types of interaction and if you have.
I encourage you to contact the judge right now what I always going -- here I think what the issue is that -- -- -- usual is his parents.
They seem to be normal people there and certainly our hearts go out to them if indeed they had no warning signs -- no idea that this kind of thing.
Was even brewing row but based on what you know what -- it at that have you heard about this.
Web -- that he was on some kind of adult website what would -- about its adult friend finder -- the initial report came from TMC they went on there and they pulled.
This information out they extracted it.
I've -- -- that I have not heard back yet investigators won't comment on it.
Well it Perry's tour is that he went on this website to find other adults that you could have sex -- within the last three -- -- in the last few days.
Prior to the shooting I should say that went on and quick very.
It intimate information about himself on back and you know just different things that he was looking for sexual sexual things.
You may want to counter if that was him.
That was on there and so like I think that that's important -- to understand his state of mind up prior to the shooting and then when he went -- and set up the music.
To go -- of that trance music right 12 o'clock and then again 1 o'clock and thank.
That woman in the building.
When she not a lot of -- This sponsor which went up there did she did not move the math department that sort of what you're talking about is the downstairs woman.
Within the apartment.
Who heard the music the trance music so loud she had to go to school the next day.
She actually went upstairs of the third floor and thought about opening the door I don't know if it was the angels -- -- protected -- What is a police chief said this afternoon there's -- Question she decided she open that -- -- you -- -- intercede is that -- -- -- they've taken into custody just the movie theater behind us right he tipped off investigators as to what was going.
Isn't it if you really wanted to harm someone back at his apartment building them why would hit seventy -- in the first place I don't know.
Who knows if he was on drugs or what you know again what -- sort of state of mind he was and I thought that was very interest and what about the fact that now that he's in jail what.
Tell us about what's going on there I did speak with the -- within the last hour what they told me that he is BC.
Murder charges as you mentioned I think will -- in -- 9:30 on Monday morning it would not comment specifically on the fact that if he's in solitary.
Confinement what portion of the jail that -- and we're now hearing though that he isn't solitary exactly where we are hearing that and also I was told that he can reach up to the public defender's office here's the number because he is being represented someone by someone with the public defender's office and that's interesting that's another new piece of information all right good -- Michelle's Donna thanks so much for rob thank you for your report here today.