James Holmes' Psychiatrist Just Got Sued for Not Having Him Locked Up

David Wagner

But Blunk doesn't think Fenton did enough to stop Holmes from allegedly carrying out the mass shooting at Century 16's midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Her lawsuit claims that campus police offered to apprehend Holmes based on Fenton's warnings, but she "rejected the idea." But before we rush to blame Fenton for failing to let Holmes be taken into custody, we should consider that research shows as much as 47 percent of undergraduates have violent fantasies. Thirty percent of men report having violent thoughts frequently. Should every one of them who discuss such violent thoughts with their therapists be taken in by police? A UC Denver spokeswoman told The Denver Post that the school has "nothing but sympathy for the victims, but in the initial review of this case the university believes the lawsuit is not well-founded legally or factually."