"Dark Knight" shooting suspect James Holmes says he has amnesia


James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 59 others during his shooting rampage.


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Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes claims he has amnesia and doesn't know why he's been arrested, The New York Daily News reported.

“He claims he doesn’t know why he’s in jail,” a worker at the Arapahoe County Detention Center told the newspaper. “He asked, ‘Why am I here?’”

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Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injured 58 others when he opened fire during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at an Aurora, Colo., theater last Friday.

Formal charges are expected Monday.

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The jail worker also told the Daily News that Holmes has complained of a stomach ache caused by the "lousy" food, and barely picks at his meals.

“He’s claiming his belly hurts him,” the worker said. “He complained once that he didn’t like the food . . . The guy killed 12 people, and he’s upset that he’s not getting a four-star meal?”

Detention center staff members aren't buying Holmes' story and believe he's faking the amnesia for show.

“He needs to save his act for the jury because no one here is buying it,” the worker told the Daily News. “Everyone is convinced he is faking it.”

Holmes remains under isolated lockdown, leaving his cell only once a day, Fox News reported.