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Colorado shooter tried to call psychiatrist before massacre

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DENVER (AP) - Defense attorneys say the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting tried unsuccessfully to call a University of Colorado, Denver, psychiatrist nine minutes before the attack.

Defense attorney Tamara Brady said Thursday that James Holmes placed the call to an after-hours number at a hospital at the University of Colorado, Anschutz campus. 

Brady says Holmes thought he would reach psychiatrist Lynne Fenton at that number. 

The detail came out during a hearing about Holmes' relationship with Fenton, to whom he mailed a package containing a notebook that reportedly contained violent descriptions of an attack. 

Holmes is accused in the July 20 shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.



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