Colorado Massacre: Alleged Gunman's Psychiatrist

What did she know about James Holmes' mental state?
1:36 | 07/28/12

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And from colorado, we've learned a young man accused of the massacre at a movie theater reached out to a psychiatrist. Tonight questions about what that doctor might have known. Here's abc's clayton sandell. ♪ Reporter: Jessica ghawi went home one last time today to san antonio. Jesse was a force to be reckoned with. She was a jolt of lightning, a whirlwind. Reporter: One of today's three funerals for 12 lives cut short. You have a right to be advised of the charges. Reporter: We now learned james holmes was a psychiatric patient while grad student at the university of colorado. His psychiatrist, lynne fenton is the director of the school's psychiatric services. She didn't answer when we knocked. Prosecution is fighting over a notebook that may reveal clues. Holmes' public defender says it's confidence between doctor and patient. Fenton never received the notebook, but said if holmes made specific threats, she had an obligation to report them. It's called a duty to warn or duty to protect. Reporter: But there always a chance holmes kept his alleged plan secret. It's possible the psychiatrist had very little information from james holmes at the time this happened. Reporter: James holmes will be back in court monday. He's facing potentially hundreds of charges including 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 counts of attempted murder. Two big questions will the prosecution eventually seek the death penalty against holmes and will he mount an insanity defense?

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