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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Karen Pearson
A hearing laying out the evidence against the accused gunman in the Colorado theater shooting ended Wednesday with the defense deciding not to call witnesses to explain James Holmes' mental health.
James Holmes was a promising neuroscience doctoral candidate, but by the end of the program's first year, he had fallen out of favor with professors and failed a key exam, prosecutors said.
The former graduate student accused in a deadly mass shooting at a movie theater had failed a key exam six weeks before the rampage, made threats and was banned from his college, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutor Karen Pearson argued that Mr. Holmes meticulously planned the attack, starting with the online purchase of two tear-gas canisters on May 10, followed by the online purchase of 6,295 rounds of ammunition and body armor, as well as going to local sporting goods stores to purchase an assault rifle, shotgun and two Glock pistols.
"He didn't care who he killed or how many he killed, because he wanted to kill all of them," Ms. Pearson said Wednesday.