Adding one more layer of frustration to the Aurora, Colorado massacre, is the fact that accused shooter James Holmes apparently called a University of Colorado switchboard right before the movie theater shooting spree. CNN's Ted Rowlands and Jim Spellman report that that nugget of information was released by public defender Tamara Brady in court yesterday, and that "The number can be used to get in contact with faculty members during off hours, she said."
Of course, that information doesn't change the fact that 12 people were killed and 58 others were injured, but it does give a clearer picture of what happened that night, and if there was anything officials could have done to change the course of events. And knowing that Holmes did try and contact someone, coupled with news from a couple weeks back that his psychiatrist warned campus police about her concerns about Holmes, we can't help but play the "what if" game about this very clearly troubled person.
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