In addition to being an accused psychotic killer, James Holmes, apparently also hated rap music. According to a Reuters report the 24-year old, who authorities believe murdered 12 people and injured 58 others inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado expressed a deep dislike for Lil Wayne and rap music in general.
When not in school, Holmes would sometimes hang out on the stoop of his building, located in a part of Aurora where drugs and gunshots were not uncommon, according to one neighbor.
Police arrived at the apartment on Friday to find it booby-trapped with sophisticated explosives, creating a hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the building.
Near the scene, another neighbor, Rachel Reed, 25, recalled seeing Holmes a number of times on the stoop, with his backpack. A couple of months ago she ran into him at the Zephyr, where she had put a Lil Wayne rap song on the jukebox.
Holmes disapproved, she said, preferring rock 'n' roll music. He came over and "made some racially charged comments about rap," she said.
"He seemed like he was a normal dude," she said. "He was a little buzzed."
Obviously there is nothing normal about Holmes. He's currently sitting in a Colorado jail cell after making his first court appearance today, He will be formally charged July 30th for his crimes. It's still being decided whether or not he will be eligible for the death penalty.