Like virtually all massacre shooters before him, the notorious Batman shooter James Holmes is now reported to have been taking hardcore pharmaceutical drugs.
In Holmes’ case, they happen to be the
very same drugs that ultimately led to the early death of actor
Heath Ledger. With a fix for ‘altering his state of mind’, the
‘Batman shooter’ was heavily hooked on the prescription painkiller
Vicodin. Holmes even
reportedly dosed up on a pharmaceutical cocktail just before the
While also abusing the same prescription pharmaceuticals as Heath Ledger (who played The Joker in a previous Batman), Holmes actually told police that he was The Joker.
The statements made by Holmes were even curious to many friends and relatives, who said just a year ago Holmes was seen as an ‘all-American boy’ with an affinity for his family.
It appears what changed was the Batman
shooter’s decision to begin altering his mental state with
prescription drug abuse. Abuse which may have far extended beyond
painkillers and potentially included psychotropic drugs - the very
same drugs that almost every single massacre shooter have taken.
In response to the question, Homes writes “prefer not to say.”
In 2008, more Americans
pharmaceuticals painkillers than illegal drugs like cocaine and
heroin combined. Going even further, statistical analysis reveals
that prescription drug deaths outnumber traffic accidents when it
comes to fatalities. One reason for this is the change in mental
activity, which can potentially lead to destructive and radical
Just as the Columbine incident continued
to develop into a horrific story of drug abuse and an obsession with
mind alteration, it appears this case will follow a similar trend.
Note: read also "Pharmaceutical and Medical Madness - The Colorado Shootings."