So far, we know very little about James Holmes, the 24-​​year old former PhD stu­dent who is sus­pected of opening fire in a Col­orado movie the­ater early Friday morning. But according to cur­rent crim­inal jus­tice expert James Alan Fox, much of what has already come out about his alleged attack coin­cides with details about pre­vious mass shoot­ings such as those at Vir­ginia Tech, Columbine High School, and Fort Hood.

This was a well-​​planned exe­cu­tion,” says Fox, a pro­fessor of crim­i­nology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “Clearly the choice of loca­tion and time was not random.”

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