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The Latest: Theater gunman's psychiatrist says she saw no signs he was planning deadly attack

  • In this image taken from video,  James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton, far right top,  looks toward Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, as all rose for a lunch break during Fenton's testimony in the Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

    In this image taken from video, James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton, far right top, looks toward Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, as all rose for a lunch break during Fenton's testimony in the Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video, prosecutor George Brauchler, center top right, gestures as he questions  James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton, far right, who testified during a day of the trial of Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

    In this image taken from video, prosecutor George Brauchler, center top right, gestures as he questions James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Fenton, far right, who testified during a day of the trial of Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from video,  James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton, far right top,  looks toward Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, as all rose for a lunch break during Fenton's testimony in the Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)

    In this image taken from video, James Holmes' former psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton, far right top, looks toward Holmes, pictured at top second from left in light-colored shirt and glasses, as all rose for a lunch break during Fenton's testimony in the Holmes trial, in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The psychiatrist who saw Holmes repeatedly before he carried out his deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday that she had been warned before their first meeting that he said he was thinking of killing people. (Colorado Judicial Department via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

11:40 a.m. (MDT)

A psychiatrist who treated Colorado theater shooter James Holmes says he showed no signs that he was planning to kill people.

Dr. Lynne Fenton testified Tuesday about the months before the 2012 shooting, when she treated Holmes for anxiety. Fenton says he told her he thought about killing people, but that he showed no signs of having a firm plan.

Fenton testified that she's had other patients who talked about wanting kill people. Fenton says when patient tells her that, she tries to find out if they have a plan for killing people or have any targets in mind.

In Holmes' case, she said, "there were no signs of that."

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10 a.m. (MDT)

A psychiatrist who treated James Holmes in the months before he opened fire on a Colorado movie theater has taken the stand in Holmes' trial.

Dr. Lynne Fenton testified Tuesday that Holmes told her he had homicidal thoughts, but she said they weren't directed at a particular person.

Fenton saw Holmes five times in 2012 while he was a neuroscience graduate student at the University of Colorado. She prescribed him medication for depression and anxiety.

Other witnesses have said Fenton knew that Holmes had thoughts of killing people but she didn't believe he would act on those thoughts.

Fenton's testimony is the first time she has spoken publicly about Holmes and their therapy sessions.

Holmes mailed Fenton a notebook hours before the shootings that killed 12 and injured 70.