Posted on | July 23, 2012 | 5 Comments
Before he went on the murder rampage that killed 12 people at a showing of the new Batman movie — and after he’d dyed his hair bright red like a comic-book villain — James Holmes posed for a self-portrait in front of a poster of British pinup girl Keeley Hazell.
“It’s chilling and has shocked and disgusted me,” Hazell, 25, told the British Sun tabloid, which had previously featured her as their “Page Three” girl. “The whole thing is so weird.”
Holmes posted the photo on his profile for the Adult Friend Finder site where he unsuccessfully sought kinky sex partners. Hazell, who now lives in Hollywood and made her own movie debut, told the Sun: “That picture is from a magazine shoot I did a long while ago and I can’t believe such a weirdo has it on his profile page. The whole thing is sick — but nothing to what the people of Aurora must be going through. My heart goes out to them.” (Hat-tip: American Power.)
Holmes made his first courtroom appearance Monday, appearing dazed at a brief preliminary hearing before Arapahoe County District Court Judge William B. Sylvester, Jason Sickles of Yahoo News reported: “[Holmes’s] brow furrowed. His head bobbed. His eyes opened and closed often. . . . He did not speak.” (Hat-tip: Memeorandum.)
At the popular Hot Air blog, Mary Katharine Ham posted brief memorials to the 12 people killed in Friday’s rampage in Aurora, Colorado: Jonathan Blunk, Alexander Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, John Larimer, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser, Alex Sullivan, Alex Teves and Rebecca Wingo.