An expert on the crim­inal mind says in some ways Holmes fits the pro­file of a mass killer.

For one, he recently had a big loss in his life; he was rejected by the Uni­ver­sity of Colorado’s PhD pro­gram, and he has iso­lated him­self. But in other ways, he’s not at all typ­ical, and may have severe mental illness.

He looks a little crazy in the court room. You know, he’s obliv­ious or he’s nod­ding off. I think there’s some pos­si­bility that Holmes in schiz­o­phrenic,” said Prof. Jack Levin, North­eastern University.

 

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