$26K of Our Tax Dollars Went to Aurora Mass Murderer

Written by Doug Giles on July 24, 2012

Alot of folks wondered how could a broke college student about to be evicted ever got enough flow for the arsenal he unleashed last week. Well, inquiring minds… this might be the answer.

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a $26,000 federal grant. WNEW News reports that Holmes was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gave the graduate student a $26,000 stipend and paid his tuition for the highly competitive neuroscience program at the University of Colorado in Denver. Holmes was one of six neuroscience students at the school to get the grant money.

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