Ex-Inmate: Colorado Suspect Treated Like ‘King’

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(Courtesy: CNN, Arapahoe County Sheriff)

By Justin Joseph, FOX31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR.com) — Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes has spent the last two months in a special cell at the Arapahoe County Jail away from the general inmate population.

A former inmate tells FOX31 Denver’s Justin Joseph that Holmes is being held in the jail’s medical ward.

She knows because she says she was held there this weekend in a cell a few down from his.

“I was like, ‘Is that him?’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, that’s him, that’s James Holmes,’ but he had his head shaved.”

Marie asked KDVR not use her last name. She suffers from a medical condition and says last weekend she spent three days in a jail cell just a few feet away from Holmes.

She claims Holmes, who is separated from the general population, is held in cell M1 just across from deputies. She was in cell M5, a few cells down.

Her first interaction with Holmes happened Saturday morning when her cell mate confronted him as he was taking a shower.

“She yelled out, ‘You effin’ baby killer. You effin’ murderer.’ He’s like, in the shower, and he’s like, ‘That’s me, that’s me!’ “

Marie claims that same day she overheard Holmes on the pay phone.

“He was like, ‘Hey dad,’ and he was talking to him about putting money on his books. He was like, ‘I’ll get through this. I’ll beat this. I’ll be fine.’

Marie says she’s coming forward because she believes Holmes is not the subdued insane man he has portrayed himself to be.

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