Aurora movie theater shooting day 46: Prosecution to finish cross-examination of expert Dr. Raquel Gur
Prosecution to finish cross-examination of schizophrenia expert Dr. Raquel Gur on day 46 of the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. During the course of the trial, prosecutors will argue that Holmes, the admitted gunman, was sane when he went into the midnight premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater and opened fire on the audience, killing 12 and wounding 70. His defense attorneys will try to spare Holmes’ life by arguing that he was insane. 7NEWS and TheDenverChannel.com will have gavel to gavel coverage of the trial starting at 8:15 a.m. (MST) everyday and ending around 5:30 p.m. (MST) Watch new live video on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/7NewsDenver/live Additional resources:LIVE VIDEO & BLOG: http://bit.ly/theatertrialTIMELINE of the case: http://bit.ly/theatertimelineJURY PROFILE: http://bit.ly/theaterjury CONTINUING COVERAGE: http://bit.ly/theatercoverage
@ME Not what I said at all - bash the attorneys all you like. Just not other chatters.
by anica.padilla7/9/2015 8:03:33 PM
If Dr. Gur's report succeeds in casting a reasonable doubt on the defendant's sanity, but the prosecution succeeds in casting a reasonable doubt on the credibility of the report...then where does that leave the jury?
by puglife7/9/2015 8:03:40 PM
BOOM alright Brauchler you go!
by Della (Me)7/9/2015 8:03:42 PM
Yeah, details don't make this case at all.
by Kels7/9/2015 8:03:44 PM
@TammyC, thanks, now I have the opening music from Law and Order in my head. lol
by Resa7/9/2015 8:03:46 PM
@TammyC: or like watching Perry Mason.
by CindyL7/9/2015 8:03:48 PM
I still don't see why everyone is so fascinated at JH moving around in his chair.? Can someone explain this please?
by Me7/9/2015 8:03:50 PM
I would want GB to have my back. He is passionate about his work. I very much appreciate his teams preparation and detail. This witness is hostile to cross examination of her work. He is doing quite well IMO in holding back his emotions in regards to her answers and attitude
by TLR7/9/2015 8:04:00 PM
by Liz7/9/2015 8:04:01 PM
Agreed. He is only doing his job, same as the defense. This is all standard courtroom stuff and I doubt anyone in the courtroom is taking it personally.
by Angela Freeman7/9/2015 8:04:03 PM
Do you think that the DT went with Dr. Gur because she was one of the few they could find willing to declare JH insane?
by MyraJ7/9/2015 8:04:04 PM
Agree, CindyL--Brauchler is a highly impressive trial attorney.
by flip7/9/2015 8:04:13 PM
The way She is answering AC is showing her bias to the defense, otherwise She would testify clearly and concisely.
by Abrandt7/9/2015 8:04:18 PM
this witness was obviously not prepared enough for this testimony. she isn't seasoned and she's getting frustrated. not ac's fault.
by blue7/9/2015 8:04:20 PM
After listening to Dr. Gur's testimony, what I come away with is that she was not properly prepared for her testimony in this case. The defense team did her no favors here.
by BernerMom7/9/2015 8:04:23 PM
She didn't even do a clinical evaluation....
by mld7/9/2015 8:04:26 PM
Doc, I missed it. When did they ask to impeach her?
by Tammy Garrison7/9/2015 8:04:27 PM
every answer she gives is an argument
by emma7/9/2015 8:04:29 PM
I move to Impeach. This witness is contradicting herself left and right.
by NT87/9/2015 8:04:31 PM
OK... I was defending Dr Gur yesterday, but wow... just wow. I can no longer give her the benefit of the doubt, and I now find her totally lacking in credibility.
by Alison7/9/2015 8:04:34 PM
cya Tired! she is in good hands!
by NT87/9/2015 8:04:36 PM
Why is it she always answers "I don't know what you mean" when Brauchler gets her in a corner?
by Stephany7/9/2015 8:04:54 PM
Resa..I would LOVE to see Juan question this witness..loll
by Dennie Carp7/9/2015 8:04:56 PM
Me, you got that wrong. Read Anica's post again.
by Tammy Garrison7/9/2015 8:05:04 PM
GB says "sorry for my disorganization"…but isn't that exactly what he was condemning the witness for?
by Clancy7/9/2015 8:05:15 PM
The jury questions should be pretty interesting!
by Ann7/9/2015 8:05:25 PM
lol @NT8 I second that motion!
by Della (Me)7/9/2015 8:05:26 PM
Everybody out in these parts pronounces Salinas, "sal-een-us" not "sal-ein-us"
by flip7/9/2015 8:05:33 PM
@Me Pay attention. It has been repeatedly said that you may have your opinion, but you may NOT be rude, defamitory, or just a plain jerk. Otherwise, please do your thoughts. We love debate around here.
by DocJ7/9/2015 8:06:04 PM
@Me, based on what we've noticed here in the blog watching the trial, when things are in favor on the defense, he sits still and doesn't swivel. When the prosecution brings it, he seems to get a little uncomfortable and swivel in his chair. Just an interesting detail we've noticed! Or at least I have.
by Kels7/9/2015 8:06:05 PM
I've been enjoying the civilized chat, can we not go there again please? Anica is doing a lot of multi-tasking. Let her do her job without the added frustration of having to babysit agitated chatters. =)
by Angela Freeman7/9/2015 8:06:08 PM
@Mark. I'm from the uk and I certainly don't hate your freedoms and I wish that our criminals are held accountable for their actions. So please don't lump us all in the same group as I don't with all Americans... lol
by Aly7/9/2015 8:06:21 PM
BernerMom, I come away with the defense team didn't pick an appropriate witness.
by Tammy Garrison7/9/2015 8:06:23 PM
I just can't believe she can't remember anything when she's under Brauchler's examination. Unbelievable.
by Kels7/9/2015 8:07:44 PM
GB said he was going in order of the questions she was asked by King, hence why he said sorry for his disorganization on re-cross.
by CC7/9/2015 8:07:45 PM
@Stephany because she doesn't know what PT is going to ask her ahead of time like she knew what DT was
by LG7/9/2015 8:07:46 PM
Mr. Brauchler and his team are the only voice the victims have in this trial. I think he is doing what he truly believes will bring them justice. His style may be off putting to some, but I do not doubt his sincerity.
by BernerMom7/9/2015 8:07:48 PM
@Tammy: that too!
by BernerMom7/9/2015 8:07:49 PM
Normal kids fight with their siblings and are upset when they move away from their friends.
by Abrandt7/9/2015 8:08:28 PM
JH is a smart guy...he has to be pissing in his pants right now. DB is chewing this start defense witness up.
by kdsmith7/9/2015 8:08:32 PM
Brauchler is doing a great job! Gurr...poorly...imo
by wp7/9/2015 8:08:35 PM
Dr. Gur would do herself a favor by putting aside her bias for defending JH and just answer the questions. She needs to forget about who she was hired by.
by MyraJ7/9/2015 8:08:37 PM
Anyone else thinking this is the last time any serious defense attorney is going to hire Dr. Gur as their expert? I had high hopes for her at the beginning but now...TRAIN WRECK!