Now to the shook shocker in the movie theater massacre, we learned james holmes was under a doctor's care at the time of the attack. A psychiatrist with a chilling specialty, schizophrenia. Reporter:... See More
Now to the shook shocker in the movie theater massacre, we learned james holmes was under a doctor's care at the time of the attack. A psychiatrist with a chilling specialty, schizophrenia. Reporter: Today we learned james holmes, 24-year-old accused mass murderer, was also a psychiatric patient. While attending graduate school at the university of colorado, this court filing from his attorney reveals holmes was a patient of dr. Lynne fenton, who, according to her website, specializes in schizophrenia. The defense is upset that leaks to the media revealed a package holmes sent to fenton, claiming the notebook in that package and whatever it reveals is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality. The question now, what, if anything, did holmes' psychiatrist know? And if there were warnings about his plans, was she required to speak up? If a psychology or psychiatrist feels someone they're treating may pose a threat, in most states they are obligated to do something. Reporter: Also today, we learned investigators are scouring the mountains two hours west of denver. The owner of this gun shop says agents told him holmes may have visited this remote public shooting range near the town of hot sulphur springs. They insinuated that he came up here more than once, okay, like he came here on occasion just to shoot. Reporter: A week later, across from the theater, the memorial to the victims is still growing. And people who were inside that night, they are just beginning to come to terms with what happened. Jarell brooks was shot in the theater saving a woman and her two children. It's a blessing I'm still here. It's been a long road. Reporter: Now, with a new appreciation for life, taking it one step at a time. Clayton sandell, abc news, aurora, colorado.
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