دانشجوی علوم اعصاب دست به یکی از بزرگترین جنایات زد.
هلمز که در حال تحصیل در دوره دکتری تخصصی علوم اعصاب بوده است در سان دیگو بزرگ شده است. او فوتبال بازی می کند و قبل از رفتن به دانشگاه می دود.
پدر او مدیر یک شرکت نرم افزاری است و مادر او پرستار است.
پلیس میگوید او در جماعتی که در سالن تئاتر دنور ایستاده بودند شلیک کرده و موجب مرگ ۱۲ نفر و زخمی شدن ۵۹ نفر شده است. جالب اینجاست که تحصیلات پایه وی بیولوژی و روانشناسی بوده و او همچنین برنده ی بودجه تحقیقاتی علوم اعصاب بوده است. Grant
واقعا جای سوال دارد : چرا؟ چه اتفاقی در مغز این دانشمند جوان رخ داده است که مرتکب این عمل شده است. دانشجو و دانشمندی که تمام دوستان و همکارانش او را فردی آرام و خجالتی توصیف میکنند.
قطعا تغییراتی در تعاریف مغزی وی از انسانها و کسانی که آنجا حضور داشته اند رخ داده است که آنها را لایق زندگی ندانسته است و یا اصلا به طور کامل از مغز خود استفاده نکرده است.
SAN DIEGO — The suspect in a shooting that killed or wounded 71 people early Friday in a suburban Denver movie theater is not talking to investigators, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing the ongoing case. The person also said police found jars of chemicals in James Holmes’ booby trapped Aurora apartment with wires nearby.
Those who knew the 24-year-old describe him as a shy, intelligent person raised in California by parents who were active in their well-to-do suburban neighborhood.
Holmes, who was studying neuroscience in a Ph.D. program in Colorado, grew up in San Diego, where his parents still live on a quiet, street of two-story homes with red tile roofs. He played soccer at Westview High School and ran cross country before going to college.
Neighbors say the family belonged to a Presbyterian church and hosted a Christmas party for residents. Many families choose the San Diego neighborhood because it is part of the well-regarded Poway Unified School District, one of the best in California.
On Friday morning, police escorted the suspect’s father, a manager of a software company, from their San Diego home. The mother, a nurse, stayed inside, receiving family visitors who came to offer support. The suspect also has a younger sister.
San Diego police spokeswoman Lt. Andra Brown, spoke to reporters in the driveway of the Holmes’ home, on behalf of the family.
“As you can understand, the Holmes family is very upset about all of this,” she said. “It’s a tragic event and it’s taken everyone by surprise. They are definitely trying to work through this.”
The family in a written statement said “our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Police in Colorado said Holmes fired into a crowded movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora while wearing a gas mask, killing 12 people and wounding 59 others. He was in police custody in Colorado and the FBI said there was no indication the attack was tied to any terrorist groups.
When he was 18, before he was awarded a neurosciences research grant from the National Institutes of Health or was accused of killing a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater, James Holmes began studying the workings of biology and psychology.
During science camp at a community college in San Diego six years ago, Holmes focused on temporal illusion, a distortion in perception that he described as “an illusion that allows you to change the past,” according to a video of a presentation released yesterday by ABC News.
Holmes, wearing an oversized collared gray shirt at the Miramar College presentation, said he also studied subjective experience, or “what takes place inside the mind, as opposed to the external world.”
What took place inside Holmes’s mind is the subject of investigations trying to unravel why the 24-year-old graduate student who qualified for a competitive federal grant was transformed into a man police say amassed a cache of arms and ammunition, booby-trapped his apartment with explosives and opened fire on moviegoers, including children.
“We still can’t get into the mind of this twisted, really delusional individual,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday. There’s been no indication so far of motive, “I mean not an iota, nothing,” he said.
In the wake of the July 20 shooting, as the international press descended on the theater and apartment in Aurora, Colorado, and his parents’ neighborhood in San Diego, the image of Holmes that has emerged is one of a quiet loner who excelled in science.
Holmes’s parents live in a two-story home with a Spanish tile roof in Rancho Penasquitos, a San Diego neighborhood 15 miles northeast of downtown. His mother, Arlene, is a nurse. His father, Robert, is senior lead scientist at Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) (FICO), a Minneapolis-based company that developed the FICO credit scoring system, according to his profile on LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) (LNKD)’s website.
Holmes attended elementary and middle school in Castroville, on the central California coast, according to the Monterey County Herald, citing a former teacher and classmates.
He graduated from Westview High School in San Diego, a school of about 2,400 students in the Poway Unified School District rated on U.S. News & World Report’s best high school list as 40th in California. He played junior varsity soccer his sophomore year, according to a yearbook.