Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes has been officially evicted from his Aurora apartment as of Wednesday, The Denver Post reports. All of his belongings have now been removed and, although it seems unthinkable at this time, the unit will be available to rent again if the landlord so chooses.
The attorneys representing the company that managed Holmes' apartment building, filed for an eviction in court last Wednesday. The eviction notice, which can be read in full here, reads:
The basis for this termination is a substantial violation defined by statue and/or your Lease. "In particular, you murdered numerous individuals, materially and substantially damaged the premises, and booby trapped the premises substantially endangering property and person. You have been charged and are facing prosecution for multiple felonies in connection with your illegal activities".
More than 30 homemade grenades, 10 gallons of gasoline, improvised explosive devices (IED's) and trip wires or trigger mechanisms were secured from the apartment by authorities.
An unnamed law enforcement official told CNN that grenades were wired to a control box in the kitchen, resembling setups that are more often seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. The official added that had the explosives gone off as intended, they likely would have knocked down the walls of nearby apartments.
Dateline's Chris Hansen reportedly got a peek inside and described what he saw with NBC viewers, remarking that the explosives were sophisticated enough to take the building down.
In the middle of his living room are dozens of black softball shaped firework shells that he bought filled with explosive power. They are all over the place. In the middle there are two jars full of liquid wires as I said all over the place there was a black box with a red blinking light. A mechanical camera then pans over on top of a glass table -- you see this water cooler jug half full of bullet. Then you pan down, then you see this black box with another red blinking light.
The camera goes over, there are two chairs one has a jar apparently with fluid. The other has another black box and then there are green soda pop bottles filled with fluid all the way around.
If the gasoline had been ignited, it would have created a deadly domino effect rigged to the opening of the front door.
According to The Associated Press, eviction papers were filed because Holmes' attorneys had not agreed to voluntarily surrender the apartment.
Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 more when he allegedly opened fire during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Aurora Century 16 movie theater on July 20.
Photos of suspected shooter James Holmes' apartment below:
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