James Joker Holmes, the 24-year-old wacko accused of gunning down dozens of folks in a Colorado movie theater last week, was adopted as a child.

Here are a few other fast facts about the Joker’s youth.


  • His mother is a registered nurse and his father is a senior scientist at FICO, the company that provides credit scores, according to local paper U-T San Diego.
  • He has a younger sister, Chris, according to USA Today.
  • His elementary classmates remember Holmes as a well-behaved kid who excelled at computer programming and sports. He got “picked for flag football first, because he was fast,” one classmate told The Californian.
  • And now he will sit in a cell for the rest of his life, and that’s if they don’t fry him first.