Report: Aurora Theater Shooting Suspect Claims He Has Amnesia

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AURORA, Colo. — The man accused of shooting 70 people and killing 12 at an Aurora movie theater a week ago is telling jailhouse workers he doesn’t remember doing it, according to a report.

The New York Daily News is reporting that James E. Holmes is telling Arapahoe County Jail employees that he suffers from amnesia.

“He claims he doesn’t know why he’s in jail,” an unnamed Arapahoe County Jail source told the News. “He asked, ‘Why am I here?’”

The same unnamed employee told the News that Holmes, 24, is also critical about the cuisine at the jail, claiming it gives him stomach aches.

“He complained once that he didn’t like the food,” the employee is quoted as saying. “The guy killed 12 people, and he’s upset that he’s not getting a four-star meal?”

Holmes can talk to jail workers all he wants, the employee said, “everyone is convinced he is faking it.”

“He needs to save his act for the jury,” the employee continued. Click here to read the full story from our sister station KDVR.com.