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Aurora Victims Suing Holmes’s Psychiatrist

The widow of a man killed in the Century Aurora 16 theater shooting has sued the CU psychiatrist who was treating the alleged killer, saying she should have had him placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

Chantel Blunk, wife of Jonathan T. Blunk, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver against University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Lynne Fenton and five unnamed defendants.

It is the first case filed against the school and Fenton, director of student mental health services on the Anschutz Medical Campus, where shooting suspect James Holmes was studying neuroscience.

The university has “nothing but sympathy for the victims, but in the initial review of this case the university believes the lawsuit is not well-founded legally or factually,” university spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery said.

She said the university has received notice that 11 similar suits could be filed. . .


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