A director has spoken out about his possible connections to James Holmes. Diggity Dave, a former MTV star, claims that the alleged shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre called him two times a month prior to the tragedy.
Dave, who made his name on Xzibit’s “Pimp My Ride,” spoke about the phone calls that happened in June with KNX’s 1070’s Charles Feldman.
According to the director, the conversation had to do with the specific details of his upcoming spin-off film called The Suffocator of Sins.
“He kept pressing if I could give him more information on the story. He wanted to know how many people Batman kills,” Dave said. “He wanted to know if it was selective killing. Does he make a list of people he wants to kill or is it a mass body count?”
In Dave’s violent – and probably copyright infringing - film, a young vigilante assumes the persona of Batman who is shot down, and rampages, gunning down evildoers.
“He said, ‘Don’t you think you could have put a bigger gun in his hand than a smaller caliber weapon … It should have been a bigger gun,” said Dave. “I said, ‘You know, a gun is a gun.’”
Holmes also asked about the Joker, and said he watched the trailer over 100 times. At the core of the conversation, though, to Dave, Holmes sounded like an obsessed fan looking for attention.
“I’m a pretty good judge of character and I knew the kid was lonely,” said Dave. “That’s why I stayed on the phone with him.”
Meanwhile, survivors and the family members of the victims are speaking out about how Holmes should suffer his sentence… The general consensus is slow and painfully.
“He shot me with stuff they use to shoot birds and deer. I want him to feel what it's like to feel that helpless,” survivor Cali Richards told TMZ.
Steven Hernadez, whose sister Rebecca Wingo was killed in the shooting, has demanded the death penalty.
“Allow the justice system to punish this murderer,” Hernandez told TMZ. “I want to see him sentenced to death and I hope he sits in jail many years waiting to die.”
James Holmes has since appeared twice in court and has been charged with 24 counts of first degree murder, two for each victim killed, and 116 counts of attempted murder for each person injured.