As I write this, we know very little about the suspect in the Aurora, CO, movie massacre that took place overnight between Thursday and Friday. There are some pieces of this puzzle that suggest that this was far from a random act. And… I would suggest that it was a horrifying science experiment.
Holmes left his graduate studies a few weeks ago. Some news reports suggest he was collecting unemployment. It would appear that money would be tight for this young man. Yet… he spent thousands of dollars on preparations for the murders he committed. The guns alone would have cost about two thousand dollars. The body armor? Another two grand or so. Lots of money.