James Holmes Blames Therapist For Brainwashing Him To Kill, According To Inmate Steven Unruh
(HUFFINGTON POST) A drug-abusing inmate unleashed wild allegations about James Holmes, claiming that the suspected movie theater gunman said his therapist brainwashed him to commit murder.
Steven Unruh — speaking exclusively to the Denver Westword — said he had a four-hour conversation with Holmes in jail on July 20 after the graduate school dropout was brought in for allegedly killing 12 people and shooting 58 others.
Though locked in different cells, Unruh, 38, claims he heard Holmes slamming himself into the wall. By yelling across the hall, Unruh says he talked the 24-year-old out of committing suicide.
Officers with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office disputed that detainees can communicate the way Unruh described, Nevertheless, Unruh — who was locked up on theft and drug charges — says Holmes described the massacre to him.
“He felt like he was in a video game,” Unruh said, according to the news site. The former doctoral student allegedly told Unruh that his therapist “programmed” him to carry out an attack.