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James Holmes: Veronica Moser-Sullivan’s unborn sibling, heroic Matthew McQuinn and God

by | 23rd, July 2012

AS James Holmes awaits his moment in court, the media looks for ray of hope amid the carnage at the The Dark Knight Rises showing in Aurora, Colorado.

The media works on weaving a narrative.

It finds a “miracle”, an unborn baby who has survived the Colorado cinema massacre. Ashley Moser is alive. Her daughter, six-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan, was murdered in the attack.

Pregnant Ashley Moser was shot in the stomach.

Veronica Moser-Sullivan was the youngest victim of 12 – eight men, three women and a child.

The media also needs a hero. We hear of Matthew McQuinn, who, reportedly, was murdered when he dived in front of his girlfriend and her older brother to shield them from the gunfire.

And then you need God. Micayla Medek, 23, was murdered. Her relative, Anita Busch, tells media:

“I hope this evil act … doesn’t shake people’s faith in God.”

What of James Holomes, then? Well, the New York Post says he “remained unapologetic and irrational Saturday in  a Colorado jail where his life was at risk from inmates bent on revenge”.

…“All the inmates were talking about killing him,” Wayne Medley, 24, said as he left the facility. “Everyone was looking for an opportunity. It’s all they could talk about.”

Which is why they are in prison. the Post adds:

The reclusive killer was expected to make his first court appearance early Monday, offering the nation its first live look at the face of madness.

Madness? He’s insane, then, in some way not fully responsible for his own actions?

Let’s wait for the facts…

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Eyewitness Chandler Brannon, 25, sits outside Gateway High School where witnesses were brought for questioning after a shooting at a movie theater showing the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," Friday, July 20, 2012 in Aurora. A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into the crowded movie theater killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)



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