Kudos to reader TTCH who flagged this worrisome tidbit in an article about the psychiatrist Holmes’ reportedly spoke with or saw prior to the massacre in Aurora:
ABC News— Fenton was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2004 for prescribing herself Xanax while her mother was dying, state records show. She also was disciplined for prescribing the sleep aid Ambien and the allergy medicine Claritin for her husband, and painkillers for an employee who suffered from chronic headaches.
Fenton worked for the U.S. Air Force in Texas as an acupuncturist before joining the University of Colorado in 2005.
A 1998 Denver Post article quotes a Colorado acupuncturist named Lynne Fenton discussing how acupuncture could be used to enhance women’s busts.
Let’s keep a couple of things in mind here: I could care less about Xanax or Claritin, it may not be the same lady, and even if it is it’s nowhere near her fault that Holmes donned super villain attire and gunned down dozens of innocent people.
But needless to say, if it’s the same Fenton who practiced boob-jobs by accupuncture, either as a con or because she actually believed it, that is arguably not the ideal mental health professional a seriously disturbed, soon-to-be mass murderer could have come into contact with.