Aurora Beast Seeing Acupuncturist Before Murder Spree

Sorry, we meant to say psychiatrist, because that’s what Lynne Fenton had advanced to at that point (h/t LC Brendan):

KMGH-TV in Denver reports that Lynne Fenton, Holmes’ psychiatrist at the University of Colorado Denver earlier this year, had concerns about his behaviour almost six weeks before the massacre.

Citing unnamed sources, the broadcaster reported that Fenton notified several members of the university’s “Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment” team in the first 10 days of June.

Ahem… “Unnamed sources” and all that. Of course, this is highly troubling if it turns out to be true, but keep in mind that the Aurora Subhuman’s defense lawyer is certain to go for the insanity defense, and it’s not really all that hard to guess at who those “unnamed sources” might be.

From that last piece we also learn a bit about the glorious career of Dr. Lynne Fenton:

The University of Colorado’s website identified Fenton as the medical director of the school’s Student Mental Health Services. An online resume stated that she sees 10 to 15 graduate students a week for medication and psychotherapy, as well as 5 to 10 patients in her general practice as a psychiatrist. Schizophrenia was listed as one of her research interests.

Fenton was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2004 for prescribing herself Xanax while her mother was dying, state records show. She also was disciplined for prescribing the sleep aid Ambien and the allergy medicine Claritin for her husband, and painkillers for an employee who suffered from chronic headaches.

Fenton worked for the U.S. Air Force in Texas as an acupuncturist before joining the University of Colorado in 2005.

So the medical director of the University of Colorado’s Student Mental Health Services is a known Pez pill dispenser AND a former acupuncturist? Gee! With hiring standards like those, it’s a bloody wonder that the entire student body aren’t crawling around in clock towers, sighting in their rifles.

Thatisall.

10 comments

  1. 1
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    University psychiatrist seeing homicidal maniac who told her he planned a massacre and sent her a journal displaying said intent

    Same uni gave him grant and never checked where money went

    Same uni did not advise police

    Police did not know hence said mental state of said maniac was not on database, and therefore could not know that said homicidal maniac was buying guns with uni grant- had they been told said guns would never have been given to him

    Said authorities did not for whatever reason investigate purchases of liquid explosives by said maniac.

    Police were not even told he had demonstrated homicidal tendencies and had the money to carry out said massacre.

    Conclusion; families of dead in said massacr may have grounds for a negligence lawsuit that could and should bankrupt said uni, and said psychiatrist should be charged for criminal neglect.

    Guns don’t kill people, idiot psychiatrists who do not remember Psy-Cho or VIrginia Tech should be held liable and bankrupted, then jailed.

  2. 2
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Schizophrenia was listed as one of her research interests.

    Was she perhaps thinking of trying it on for size? :em03:

  3. 3
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    :em05: The little voices in her head said not to

  4. 4
    dasbow growls and barks:

    Wait a minute. The Air Force had acupuncturists? Next thing you’re gonna tell me I could have had my dorm room set up by a bullshit Feng Shui expert.

  5. 5

    Still, do they not put down mad dogs? Just sayin’. :em03:

  6. 6
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    dasbow says:

    Wait a minute. The Air Force had acupuncturists?

    It’s the Air Force so, seriously, do you really need to ask? They have the most awesome Mani-Pedi Officers as well, not to mention that their Spa Treatment Division give skin treatments that are positively to die for!

  7. 7
    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Hey! I’m former Chair Force and I resemble that remark! :em05:

    (Although, in all honesty, I had a REAL job there, and could tell stories about Major Frank Burns running around the Missile Building giving us Enlisted some real grief…)

  8. 8
    Special Ed growls and barks:

    Igor! You were in Site Security!?

    Uh … I mean …


    Me neither!

  9. 9
    Special Ed growls and barks:

    That last is hilarious to …

    Nobody that I now or have ever known. Sir.

  10. 10
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Igor, Ed, at an unnamed base in southern New Mexico, situated between Holloman AFB and Fort Bliss, there existed an ossifer that was quite enamored of, and jealous of his rank. He had a sign on his door that read, “knock before entering.” At least, he had that sign until a wag, who shall remain unidentified, and is not the father of a certain Rottie, I promise, taped another sign below that one that read, “genuflect before entering.”
    There was also an officer there, a Lt. Marvel (Marvelle?), who resigned just as he was scheduled for promotion. It seems that, while he would not have minded one day being Col. Marvel, he really did not want to spend interim time as Captain Marvel, nor did he want to be a Major Marvel.