DENVER -- More than 1,500 emails to and from accused mass murderer James Holmes were made public for the first time Wednesday. The emails, released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where Holmes was a neuroscience doctoral student, are from his two school accounts.
Holmes, 24, faces 166 charges in the July 20 shooting spree that killed 12 and wounded at least 58 just past midnight during the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" in a packed Aurora theater. He is being held without bond.
An additional 2,300 internal university staff emails surrounding his alleged attack were also released.
An early review of the first emails revealed little since much is either mundane correspondence from the department or redacted under a federal law that guarantees a student's privacy.
Thousands of other emails were, in fact, withheld by the university -- including those involving Holmes' medical and psychiatric information and those that are considered part of the ongoing investigation.