DR. FENTON, WHAT PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS DID YOU GIVE JAMES HOLMES?
By Jon Rappoport
July 27, 2012
The news is out. As many suspected, James Holmes did have a psychiatrist. Her name is Dr. Lynne Fenton, and she is the medical director of student health services at the Anschutz campus of the U of Colorado, where Holmes was a graduate student.
So the burning question is: WHAT DRUGS WAS HOLMES ON?
The link between a number of psychiatric drugs and violence, including homicide, is well established. (Ritalin, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, etc.)
You can bet your bottom dollar that pharmaceutical companies and The American Psychiatric Association are VERY interested in Dr. Lynne Fenton at this moment. They want to know what drugs she prescribed for Holmes. Billions of dollars in drug profits are riding on the answers, because as soon as the name of one of these drugs pops out of the hopper, an avalanche of material is going to come with it: for example, the listed adverse effects, including its capacity to induce VIOLENCE. Which, in case you’re not getting the message, is called Bad Publicity. Very bad.
The news about Holmes and his psychiatrist emerged because Dr. Fenton was the person to whom Holmes addressed the package that was found two days ago in the mailroom at the Anschutz campus.
Holmes public defender, Tamara Brady, has filed a discovery motion to unearth the names of any and all government employees, including police, who leaked details of the contents of that package to the press. Attorney Brady claims this information—notes and drawings from Holmes about his plans to kill people—is privileged information between a patient and his doctor and should never have been disclosed.
Further, of course, these leaked details, Brady asserts, could prevent Holmes from obtaining a fair trial.
A hearing on the issue before a judge is scheduled for Monday.
Psychiatrist Fenton, according to CNN, sees between 15-20 students a week “for medication and psychotherapy.” She has been given grants to study schizophrenia. In the early 1990s, she was chief of physical medicine with the Air Force in San Antonio.
She’s between a rock and hard place right now.
If Holmes’ lawyer moves ahead with her plan to enter an insanity plea, Holmes’ psychiatric records will become grist for the mill. The prosecution will be able to demand those records, in order to argue that Holmes was sane at the time of the shootings.
It will be very interesting to see if some sort of deal is struck, whereby the prosecution views the records without disclosing the names of the drugs in court. It shouldn’t happen, but in this case, anything is possible, given the enormous pressure drug companies can exert. They will be talking to the prosecution YESTERDAY.
On the other hand, Holmes’ lawyer can argue her client was driven to violence by the drugs, in which case she will definitely name them, in order to try to win a verdict of temporary incapacitation.
There is a lot of jockeying going on here. We may even see Dr. Fenton state that she never gave drugs to Holmes. That would be a way out of this mess for everyone. Except James Holmes.
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.