Here is an exclusive video obtained by ABC News which shows James Holmes at Miramar College in San Diego discussing “temporal illusions” to students at a science camp. “It’s an illusion that allows you to change the past,” Holmes said in the video. Although somewhat awkward, he is just like any other student giving a speech. Somewhat nervous, but honestly, he did better than I do when speaking to a group of people.
Holmes was introduced at the seminar with:
“His goals are to become a researcher and to make scientific discoveries. In personal life, he enjoys playing soccer and strategy games and his dream is to own a slurpee machine.”
The dream of the “slurpee machine” is just another typical piece of humor from a typical American young male student. What happened to this man? Some are saying mental illness. Personally, I think anyone who is capable of killing another human has some sort of mental illness to begin with. But mental illness when used as a reason for a crime such as this to declare that Holmes was mentally unstable and incapable of understanding what he was doing. I completely disagree with this. He knew exactly what he was doing and carried it out with almost military precision.
James Holmes Video of Holmes at 18 yrs old giving speech to science camp
Source: ABC News