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James Holmes allegedly made threats before Colo. theater shooting

Friday, August 24, 2012
James Holmes, the accused gunman in the Aurora theater shooting, is seen in a Colorado courtroom on Monday, July 23, 2012.

James Holmes, the accused gunman in the Aurora theater shooting, is seen in a Colorado courtroom on Monday, July 23, 2012. (KABC Photo)

The alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shooting reportedly spoke out about his deadly plans months before the bloodshed, according to a court document filed by prosecutors that was unsealed Friday.

Prosecutors claim James Holmes told an unidentified University of Colorado classmate in March that he wanted to kill people, which was four months before the shootings.

The alleged conversation would have occurred at roughly the same time that police said Holmes began receiving "a high volume of deliveries" at his home and at the university. Police haven't revealed what those packages contained, but they said he ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition on the Internet.

The court document was filed after Holmes' defense team tried to quash prosecutors' request for his educational records. Prosecutors argued that the documents are relevant to the investigation of the crime. The judge has not decided whether the school records will be used as evidence.

Prosecutors also hope to use a notebook as evidence in the case. The notebook was part of a package Holmes sent to his university psychiatrist, Lynne Fenton. She is expected to testify at an Aug. 30 hearing.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in the July movie theater attack.

ABC News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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