As CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia first reported shortly after the shootings, university psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton called members of the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) team “6 weeks before” the killings to express her concerns about Holmes. She also called a CU police officer to say Holmes told her about wanting “to kill a lot of people.”
She declined to put Holmes on a mental health hold, however, and sources say the BETA team took no action.
Now it is HER actions, in part, that are costing the CU and taxpayers.
CU has spent another $150,000 in legal fees for firms representing Fenton and OTHER PSYCHIATRISTS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN TREATING HOLMES before the shooting. While the eventual bill will run much higher, the university’s insurer will pay the balance.