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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:18 PM

FBI: Holmes' booby trap included improvised napalm (link corrected)

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Source: AP-EXCITE

By DAN ELLIOTT


CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - An elaborate booby trap system allegedly set up to pull police away from the Colorado theater shooting included improvised napalm and thermite, which burns so hot that water can't put out the blaze.

FBI bomb technician Garret Gumbinner described the system Tuesday at a hearing in which prosecutors laid out their case against suspected gunman James Holmes.

He said three different ignition systems were found in Holmes' apartment. There was a thermos full of glycerin leaning over a skillet full of another chemical. Flames and sparks are created when they mix. A trip wire linked the thermos to the door.

Police say Holmes hoped a boom box on a timer would lure someone to the apartment.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130108/DA3M7NNO1.html





This courtroom sketch shows James Holmes being escorted by a deputy as he arrives at preliminary hearing in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Investigators say Holmes opened fire during the midnight showing of the latest Batman movie on July 20, killing 12

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Reply FBI: Holmes' booby trap included improvised napalm (link corrected) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
pnwmom Jan 2013 #1
dipsydoodle Jan 2013 #2
NCthraxman Jan 2013 #3
iwillalwayswonderwhy Jan 2013 #8
NCthraxman Jan 2013 #9
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #16
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #17
SoCalMusicLover Jan 2013 #4
slackmaster Jan 2013 #5
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #6
OnyxCollie Jan 2013 #10
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #13
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #7
frylock Jan 2013 #11
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #14
Hubert Flottz Jan 2013 #15
Mimosa Jan 2013 #18
atreides1 Jan 2013 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:25 PM

1. I don't know about that link though.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:27 PM

2. Wrong link

We all do that on occasions.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:28 PM

3. Not moved

 

Having dealt with the FBI personally, I don't believe a word they say.

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Response to NCthraxman (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:38 PM

8. Care to elaborate?

That's a pretty interesting and provocative statement.

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Response to iwillalwayswonderwhy (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:44 PM

9. Hint

 

It's in my screen name.
Check out Westgate postal facility around October/November of 2001.

Thanks for your interest.

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Response to NCthraxman (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:34 PM

16. Cool story bro!

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Response to NCthraxman (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:47 PM

17. You believe there WAS a mass shooting with numerous casualties, right?

Just making sure....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:31 PM

4. Insane My Ass

That shows not only premeditation, but also requires extreme intelligence.

But I guess these days, you can just claim insanity after you commit a crime like this.

Just like Jared Loughner, he'll probably plea bargain to save the many, many, many families from the pain of a trial.

He doesn't deserve to breathe the air on this earth.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:33 PM

5. Being mentally ill doesn't necessarily mean a person is stupid or incapable of making plans

 

But I guess these days, you can just claim insanity after you commit a crime like this.

Being insane doesn't excuse a criminal defendant from accountability for his or her actions. Prisons are full of insane people.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:34 PM

6. Intelligence is NOT the opposite of insanity.

A person can be a severely delusional paranoid schizophrenic and yet be highly intelligent. One has nothing whatsoever to do with the other.

There was a movie a few years back about a mentally ill mathematician IIRC. Perfect example.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:59 PM

10. A Beautiful Mind. nt

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. Thank you. These people who equate mental illness with mental retardation really piss me off.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:36 PM

7. Do you oppose the right of the accused to plea bargain?????

Wow. You're a real piece of work.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:00 PM

11. what credentials do you have to make that assessment?

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:21 PM

14. I grew up with a mother that was/is severely bi-polar

And I can tell you there is a VERY fine line between genius and insanity.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:59 PM

15. I agree.

How could a mentally ill person do all the planning and organization involved in this crime. I'll bet the insanity act is part of the plan also. Not crazy, but evil.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:40 PM

18. No trial means public doesn't learn what happened

No trial in this case means no public revelations of information related to this unusual major crime.

I' think society needs to learn what made this guy tick. How did his craziness get out of hand? Should he have been watched? Should his weapons been taken because he represented a DANGER? Should he have been committed to a mental facility months before the shooting?

In cases like this, it often appears the parents have been in denial about their sons. They delude themselves into believing sonny is just a bit troubled, but basically not different from his peers. In the Sandy Hook case it appeared the father just dumped all the responsibility of caring for Adam Lanza on his frazzled mother. He'd gotten a new woman, started a new life, and paid off the old model.

My freedoms shouldn't be taken away because .0000000001% of the population may be dangerously psychotic.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:24 PM

12. I'm confused

Didn't he tell the police that his apartment was rigged, after he was arrested?

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