A few disturbing photos of the Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes were shown in court this week. One photo shows Holmes playfully sticking his tongue out while holding bomb-making materials while another shows the alleged shooter whistling while holding a gun.
Police Sgt. Matthew Fyles said that the pictures were taken a few hours before the shooting.
Fyles said that the photos were taken from Holmes’ phone and show the alleged shooter preparing for the massacre at the movie theater in Aurora. A few photos show the exterior doors of the theater and others show booby traps at Holmes’ house.
“He didn’t care who he killed … He intended to kill them all.”
KDVR reports that in addition to the photos, prosecutors are also starting to paint a picture of how Holmes allegedly prepared for the shooting.
Supervisory agent Steve Beggs of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives testified this week about the arsenal Holmes’ collected before the shooting. According to Beggs, Holmes amassed three Glock handguns, an AR-15 rifle, a shotgun and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition before the shooting. Holmes also allegedly bought tear gas grenades, scopes and mounts to complete his arsenal.
Holmes is being charged with 166 counts of murder, attempted murder, and various weapons violations for the Aurora Theater shooting that killed 12 people and wounded another 58 on July 20.
The photos from Holmes’ phone are not currently available but here are a few court sketches depicting the photos found on Holmes phone..