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Jul 20, 2012 5:47 PM

Aurora mass shooting suspect applied to UA graduate program in 2011

TUCSON - University of Arizona officials have confirmed that James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora mass shooting incident, applied for UA graduate school in 2011.

The first of two images sent to News 4 Tucson anonymously shows the cover of a booklet for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience Interview Weekend, which was held February 3 - 6, 2011.

The second image shows the pictures and names of students applying for the graduate program, including one listing for James Holmes from the University of California, Riverside. Holmes is seen wearing a dark shirt and sunglasses.

An official with the University of Arizona has confirmed that James Holmes did apply for the neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and was not accepted.

Aurora, Colorado police officials identified James Holmes, 24, as the suspect in the mass shooting at an Aurora theater during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." At this time, 12 people are confirmed dead, and 59 are injured.

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