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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
"If the defendant wants to present [that evidence], he can - by getting on the witness stand." You know that won't happen. The DT wouldn't want AC to cross him.
by Suzanne7/9/2015 3:17:47 PM
See Teesh McGuire has her hair clip on now. Her hair is very "happy"!
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:17:51 PM
I just love it when the judge says that JH can take the stand!!!!
by Ann7/9/2015 3:17:53 PM
As much as I would like to see JH take the stand and testify, I'm thinking he probably won't.
by Liz7/9/2015 3:18:07 PM
Can you just imagine... JH taking the stand! WOW!
by Mayday437/9/2015 3:20:17 PM
how many people think that this doctor has been honest in her testimony?
by DebW7/9/2015 3:20:46 PM
AC doesn't skip a beat, as soon as an objections overruled, he's ON IT "go ahead dr".
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:20:54 PM
@Liz. Oh God I would love that so much but he definitely will not be taking the stand.
by Della (Me)7/9/2015 3:20:58 PM
There's NO WAY that JH would testify. It's "too personal".
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:21:00 PM
Gur's refusal to just answer the questions is hurting the DT
by emma7/9/2015 3:21:09 PM
Judge Samour has infinite patience and fairness. He has been an inspiration for the past 2 months.
by MyraJ7/9/2015 3:21:10 PM
I agree, would like to see holmes take the stand with GB doing the questioning,,, but doubt it will happen
by shuffie7/9/2015 3:21:13 PM
LOL lots of "Yes"'s from Gur. She wants to get home.
by Della (Me)7/9/2015 3:21:33 PM
If only he had activated the stun gun-cell phone while making that pretend call, we would not be here and all those people would be alive. Fair, or do any of you think he would have found a way to do this at a later time?
by DocJ7/9/2015 3:21:37 PM
If you thought getting a straight answer out of Dr. Gur is difficult, can you imagine how difficult it would be to get an answer out of the defendant??
by BernerMom7/9/2015 3:21:48 PM
IMO Brauchler lives and breathes this case so he probably has a hard time shutting his brain off at night. Hang in there AC!!
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:21:51 PM
@Kristie - You are right about Brauchler - an investigator here knows him and said his wife sent her photos of him asleep on the floor surrounded by all the case files!
by anica.padilla7/9/2015 3:23:43 PM
I can't imagine DT letting him take the stand, it would demonstrate that he his not crazy
by Humble Pride7/9/2015 3:23:51 PM
Dr. Gur has gone from examination and observation of JH to reading his mind.
by Lori7/9/2015 3:24:01 PM
I really wish we would have gotten to these questions a lot sooner. This is the substance of the case and in my opinion, causes Gur's theories more difficulty than the documentation issues.
by Rob7/9/2015 3:24:04 PM
I have lost so much respect for Dr. Gur since the beginning of her testimony. Now to me she seems as much of a hack as Woodcock!
by Brandi7/9/2015 3:24:48 PM
IMO GB is validating his closing arguments with the DT's Star Expert........
by Tired7/9/2015 3:24:53 PM
Dr. Gur has an inconsistent memory
by Humble Pride7/9/2015 3:24:57 PM
Does anyone notice how Gur takes cues from King's objections?
by Suzanne7/9/2015 3:24:59 PM
@BernerMom....I'm thinking the most JH would say, if he were to take the stand, would be yep or nope! Can't see him saying much more than that.
by Liz7/9/2015 3:25:03 PM
She's wrong... he was absolutely thinking about what the people in the theater would be thinking. That has been proven over and over in his planning and actions that night.
by SMH7/9/2015 3:25:06 PM
Guys, I went to Westview high school with James Holmes. Still to this day in shock what he did. He was definitely weird and socially awkward but never thought he was mentally ill.
by Mike7/9/2015 3:25:09 PM
@anica - That's amazing dedication on Brauchler's part!
by SMH7/9/2015 3:26:10 PM
Humble I would use the words "selective memory
by Tammy Garrison7/9/2015 3:26:52 PM
I was just thinking... wow Gur has "finally" figured out to say Yes or No! But YES maybe just wanting to get home now!
by Mayday437/9/2015 3:26:54 PM
@Anica: I can see that!! He's very good at his job and it shows. My hope is all he's put into this case pays off with a death sentence. I'd love to see a picture of a smiling fist pump!!
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:27:00 PM
@Mike, not sure anyone in high school would have the life experience to be able to evaluate someone that is a peer that they could see that they were mentally ill. People who are mentally ill like this guy here, hide their issues, they mimic others, to try to fit in, and simply have no actual sense of self, meaning no real self, so they try to fit in by mimmicking and parroting what others do, in order to appear "normal", like his coloring his hair like the guy that he went to grad school with, saying and doing things that other people did or do, and then attempting to be like someone else, he even said that "the guy I see in the mirror is not who I am, this is not who I am and tried to distance myself from that guy in the mirror".
by tim7/9/2015 3:32:05 PM
Brauchler, no matter what people may think of him, is truly passionate about, and dedicated to this case. When he's up there speaking he's speaking for all victims and their families.
by Liz7/9/2015 3:32:08 PM
@Kristle I would hope that the DA would handle this type of verdict, with the class he has handled this case with!
by Sister Sam7/9/2015 3:32:11 PM
Tammy, "selective" might be a better word
by Humble Pride7/9/2015 3:32:17 PM
@Mike: oh wow. That must be surreal to see him on trial for mass murder!!
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:32:26 PM
Dr. Gur spoke for him since he wasn't able to elaborate or explain what he meant verbally in her report.
by Joni Utter Anderson7/9/2015 3:32:30 PM
AC is crossing off the points he wants to make. Go AC Go!!
by Kristle7/9/2015 3:32:42 PM
Oh brother, she is just a train wreck, good grief. He very well planned how he would make himself look inconspicuous by using this stun gun cell phone to not draw attention, as well as blocking the door so he could get back in. He JH stated he would have killed the guy taking out the trash if he had come up to his car! Come on Dr. Gur, follow you ethics plan, if you have one! Stop trying to protect this defendant and your opinion that he is "insane", he is not INSANE, he is simply mentally ill.
by tim7/9/2015 3:32:51 PM
As smart as Dr. Gur is I think she is very gullible regarding James Holmes. He meets all the qualification of sanity: planned, plotted and carried it out in intricate detail for 2-3 months.
by CindyL7/9/2015 3:32:53 PM
jh on the stand, would be a futile exercise in attempting to manipualate the lawyers.
by NT87/9/2015 3:32:57 PM
I sure hope Mr & Mrs Brauchler have date night or they might never see each other!
by Tammy Garrison7/9/2015 3:33:00 PM
@Anica - wish that pic was tweeted! : )
by Suzanne7/9/2015 3:33:03 PM
I would get on the stand and plead for my life!
by Tiq7/9/2015 3:33:34 PM
Is it just on my end......that the feed is choppy?