Ex-neighbor calls shootings suspect 'shy'

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Friday, July 20, 2012 2:44 PM
Last updated 3:46 PM
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SAN DIEGO — A man who lives next door to the California family of a man suspected of shooting dozens of people at a Colorado movie theater says he was a loner.

Tom Mai is a retired electrical engineer who is neighbors with the family of 24-year-old James Holmes on a quiet, well-to-do San Diego street of two story homes with red tile roofs.

Mai says he said hello to Holmes once in a while but seemed to be shy.

Mai says the family lived there about 10 years. The mother is a nurse and the father is a manager at a software company. The suspect has a younger sister.

Mai says the mother told him Holmes couldn’t find a job after earning a master’s degree from a public university in California.

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seenitB4 07/20/12 - 03:42 pm
Masters degree

Sometimes I wonder why is it we think all need college......some are meant to work with their hands.....
I can't put on here what I think should be done to this shooter....I've already been deleted some today just saying simple thoughts...

A busy mind is what is needed in todays world......we have too many men with very little to do.....

jmo 07/20/12 - 06:06 pm
This smiling

This smiling SOB begs us to incorporate the Arab law of "Public Beheading". God bless the families of those killed and wounded needlessly.

HighSociety 07/20/12 - 09:49 pm
Why is the killer always

Why is the killer always described as shy after events like this? Just say weird, different, or odd.

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