Holmes E-Mails Reveal New Details

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 1:59pm

Heavily redacted documents give glimpses of theater gunman's personal life.

Shock, disgust and fear spread across the campus of the Colorado university - the man who shot up a midnight movie was identified as James Holmes, and faculty members suspected they knew him.

As professors and others questioned what to do and feared for their safety, some shared the tidbits they knew about Holmes via email. He briefly had a girlfriend, who was in India at the time of the attack. He had a few friends, though none in the neuroscience program he'd just left.

The new details are in thousands emails NBC affiliate KUSA received Wednesday from the University of Colorado.

More than 1,500 emails from Holmes' email accounts were released. About 2,700 emails were identified, but the additional emails were not subject to disclosure because the university deemed them private and says they are student records as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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