Aurora theater massacre widow sues psychiatrist
AFPLOS ANGELES--The widow of a victim of the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre is suing a psychiatrist for neglect, for failing to have the alleged shooter arrested despite him having “fantasized about killing a lot of people.”
January 18, 2013, 12:23 am TWN
The lawsuit, also citing the University of Colorado, alleges that Dr. Lynne Fenton advised campus police about her concern regarding James Holmes, after he told her about the fantasy in June last year.
They offered to apprehend him for psychiatric assessment, but she declined.
Fenton “knew that James Holmes was dangerous” and “had a duty to use reasonable care to protect the public at large from James Holmes,” said the document, filed by Chantel Blunk, whose husband Jonathan died in the shooting.