Holmes was seeing psychiatrist before Colorado shooting

Court papers say the Colorado movie theater shooting suspect, James Holmes, was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied.

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2012, 23:38 PM IST

Denver: Court papers say the former graduate student accused in the Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied.

The revelation was disclosed on Friday in a defense motion.

The motion sought to discover the source of leaks to some media outlets that a package that James Holmes sent the psychiatrist contained a notebook with descriptions of an attack.

The motion says the package contained communications between Holmes and Dr Lynne Fenton that should be shielded from public view.

A message left with Fenton`s office was not immediately returned.

The package was seized by authorities Monday after it was discovered in the mailroom at the University of Colorado, Denver. It`s unclear if it was sent before the attack early last today.

PTI