James Eagan Holmes who is an American convicted on the multiple counts of the murder as well as attempted murder in the relation to carrying out 2012 Aurora Shooting which killed 12 people as well as injured 70 others at Century Movie Theater in the Aurora, Colorado was born on 13th December of the year 1987. He was hospitalized after attempting suicide for several of the times while he was inside the jail in November of 2012. He is the native of San Diego, California, United States. Talking about his parents, his father is mathematician as well as scientist with the degrees from the Stanford University, UCLA and the UC Berkeley where as his mother is a registered nurse. His family members also include his one sister. He was raised up in Oak Hills, which is a community near Castroville, California.
When James was 12 years old, he moved back to the San Diego where he lived in Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood. There, he reportedly started to decline socially. He went to study at the Westview High School and got graduated from there in the year 2006. He used to play the soccer as well as ran cross-country in his high school. He used to attend the PEnasquitos Lutheran Church along with his family. According to his lawyer, Daniel King, James started to suffer from the mental health issues from middle school and he attempted suicide when he was 11 years old. During his childhood, he was frightened of what he called Nail Chosts.
In the year 2006, James started working as an intern at Salk Institute for Biological Studies. There, he was assigned for writing the computer code for experiment. His supervisor used to describe him as stubborn, uncommunicative as well as socially inept. After getting graduated from the High School, he joined University of California, Riverside and later he received his undergraduate degree in 2010 in neuroscience with highest honors. He was also the member of several of the honor societies which also included the Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key. He worked as counselor in 2008 at the residential summer camp in the Glendale, California. While his time there, he was responsible for the ten children as well as had no disciplinary problems.
On 22nd May of the year 2012, he purchased Glock 22 pistol at Gander Mountain shop in the Aurora. After six days, he bought Remington 870 Express Tactical shotgun at Bass Pro Shops in Denver. On 19th July just before shooting started, he mailed notebook to his psychiatrist. The following day, the police arrested him without resistance next to his car behind Century 16 theater moments after 2012 Aurora Shooting. He made his first court appearance on2 3rd July before the Judge William B. Sylvester. He is represented by Colorado State Public Defender. Apart from that, James has now reached at the age of 27. He belongs to an American nationality. Besides that, to get more details about him and his interview he can also be followed in his social networking sites such as facebook, instagram and twitter. More info about his trial can also be found from different sources.