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.

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LCBren
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LCBren
August 2, 2012 21:39

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… Read more »

LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E.
August 2, 2012 23:40

Schizophrenia was listed as one of her research interests.

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

LCBren
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LCBren
August 3, 2012 00:12

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

dasbow
dasbow
August 3, 2012 07:49

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.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
August 3, 2012 10:35

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

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby
August 4, 2012 23:22

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…)

Special Ed
Special Ed
August 5, 2012 00:50

Igor! You were in Site Security!?

Uh … I mean …


Me neither!

Special Ed
Special Ed
August 5, 2012 00:51

That last is hilarious to …

Nobody that I now or have ever known. Sir.

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
August 5, 2012 11:07

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… Read more »