Bizarre motion blames Illuminati for Colorado theater shooting
MOSCOW, September 10 - RAPSI. Presiding judge William Sylvester ordered a criminal investigation and a mental health assessment in connection with a motion to intervene filed in the case of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, according to court documents.
The motion purports to have been authored and filed by a victim of the mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 injured during a midnight screening of Batman: the Dark Knight Rises on July 20. The claimant’s name has been redacted from documents released publicly by the court.
The unnamed, pro-se claimant moved to intervene in the case in order to introduce “newly discovered withheld evidence” and “to speak out about the truth that i believe in my heart that James Holmes is innocent.” [quoted verbatim]
The motion further states that Holmes is being framed by Philip Anschutz, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates, and the Illuminati. Though the claimant has a light touch with the details, it is likely that the Philip Anschutz referred to is a Denver-based billionaire that - according to the most recent Forbes list - earned his fortune as an oil, railroad, telecom, and entertainment tycoon. The nature of the alleged involvement of Anschutz, Oates, and the Illuminati in the massacre remains unclear.
The motion goes on to lament that, “District Attorney Carol Chambers & Police chief Dan Oates came to my house and told me they are going to arrest me for online prostitution and escourt services and charity fraud, and to make a deal with them to pretend I was a victim in the case. Dan Oates then shot me.” [quoted verbatim] The claimant goes on to allege that other victims in the case are government actors who must be subjected to polygraph tests, and to demand the involvement of the FBI and Congress.
Judge Sylvester refused to rule on the motion based on its apparent illegitimacy, explaining: “This court has information that the named victim… did not file this pleading, and it appears that someone may be filing pleadings with false names… Further, this Court has concerns about the mental health of the individual filing these pleadings.”
Accordingly, the judge held that copies of the motion and order at issue should be forwarded both to the Arapahoe County Sherrif’s Office for investigation, and to the Arahapoe County Department of Human Services Adult Protection Unit to be considered for referral to a mental health agency.
The judge’s use of the plural in describing the illegitimacy of the proceedings would imply that - if approved for public release - more eccentric filings can be anticipated as the case continues to unfold.