Theater Shooting Suspect Gets Social Media Fans

By: AP
By: AP

Families dealing with the loss of their loved ones are outraged at the notoriety gained by the theater shooting suspect as social media accounts begin to surface from people calling themselves "Holmies."

The Denver Post reports that several Facebook accounts and at least one Twitter account have been created since the July 20 shooting that left 12 people dead, and 58 wounded. The Twitter account is dedicated to jokes about suspect James E. Holmes, including tongue-and-cheek references to how he should be executed if convicted. The Facebook accounts also contain joke posts and some women expressing attraction to the suspect.

Tom Teves, whose son Alex Teves died in the Aurora theater, faults the media and says the suspect's name should no longer be published since he's in custody.


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