Ret. FBI Agent
University of Colorado (prefonted)
Former FBI Special Agent
Arapahoe Co. Sheriff's Office
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Prosecutors have less than a week to come up with a complete list of charges against suspected Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes.
Much of the evidence they've collected came from Holmes' apartment.
We are slowly gathering more details about just what was inside and just how dangerous and complex it was.
Elizabeth Corridan reports.
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DESIGNED TO KILL - THAT'S HOW AUTHORITIES DESCRIBED JAMES HOLMES' AURORA, COLORADO APARTMENT.
POLICE RESPONDED THERE AFTER TAKING THE 24-YEAR OLD INTO CUSTODY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WHEN HE ALLEGEDLY GUNNED DOWN DOZENS OF PEOPLE INSIDE A MOVIE THEATER, KILLING 12.
HE HAD WARNED POLICE ABOUT HIS EXPLOSIVE ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT AND WHAT THEY FOUND WAS A BOOBY-TRAPPED DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN.
This would be one of the first times I think we've ever seen what we can describe as a house bomb in the United States. Some of these things do exist overseas, we've seen them in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
ACCORDING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WHO WATCHED RECORDINGS FROM INSIDE THE APARTMENT, THE SPACE WAS RIGGED WITH MORE THAN 30 HOMEMADE GRENADES AND 10 GALLONS OF GASOLINE.
IT WAS ALL CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED TO MAXIMIZE THE STRENGTH OF A POTENTIAL BLAST.
THE CONTROL BOX IS CURRENTLY BEING EXAMINED BY THE F-B-I.
INVESTIGATORS SAY HOLMES STOCKPILED SUPPLIES AND WEAPONS IN RECENT MONTHS - EVIDENCE, THEY ALLEGE, OF CALCULATION AND DELIBERATION.
A STARK CONTRAST, EXPERTS SAY, TO THE SEEMINGLY DAZED SUSPECT WHO MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE MONDAY.
What I saw in the courtroom yesterday was really interesting, because for the last 60 days, from what we've heard, he's been very methodical, careful, in control. And then he comes into court and all of a sudden is catatonic. I don't believe it.
HOLMES IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.
HE'S EXPECTED TO BE FORMALLY CHARGED NEXT WEEK.
I'M ELIZABETH CORRIDAN REPORTING.