There is so much yet to be discovered in the Aurora shooting. We knew that a book had been discovered in the mail room at the University of Colorado, sent by James Holmes to a psychiatrist.Even though the book set out details of the shooting, and even though it was sent several days before the shooting and received by the mail room eight days before the shooting, it was evidently not delivered to Dr. Fenton until after the shooting.
Today information has been reported that James Holmes was under the care of Dr. Lynne Fenton a psychiatrist. Fox News reported that Dr. Fenton had been disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board for prescribing medicines for herself and her husband. Before Fenton worked for the University of Colorado, she worked for the US Air Force as an acupuncturist. While some people might question the therapeutic benefits of acupuncture, most would agree that acupuncture is not generally associated with enhancement of breast size. Dr. Fenton was quoted in the Denver Post defending just such assertion.
Since 2008, she’s won various grants and contracts to study schizophrenia. Dr. Fenton’s interest in, and study of patients who were schizophrenic is particularly troubling in this case. It is not confirmed that James Holmes was seeing Dr. Fenton for psychiatric help due to schizophrenia, but people with this condition are 12,8% “very likely “ to do something violent, 48.1% said they were somewhat likely to do something violent and over 74% of people with schizophrenia are either “not very able” or “not able to act at all” or make decisions regarding their treatment.
What is even more worrisome is that the Bio of Dr. Fenton has been deleted from the University of Colo. Web site.