Aurora movie theater shooting day 47: Defense to show video of James Holmes in custody
Day 47 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, the defense plans to show video of Holmes in custody. 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
@flip WHAT? there were seriously girls who sent him pics?
by JG7/10/2015 4:42:10 PM
why not just restrain him so he can't move? LOL
by Brenda Cash7/10/2015 4:42:12 PM
The point is that psychosis doesn't turn on overnight, like flipping a switch. It's progressive, it festers over a long period of time. And it evidences itself in horrible actions.
by Clancy7/10/2015 4:42:16 PM
I hear a noise that sounds like candy being unwrapped. Who could eat during these video's?
by Suzanne7/10/2015 4:42:23 PM
Is it blurry for the jury too or do they have the pleasure of seeing everything clearly?
by Tammy Garrison7/10/2015 4:42:26 PM
Exactly Kels. This only proves he was "broken" at this point in time. Why not show the video from right after the shooting again? Oh wait that wouldn't support the DTs argument
by Where's GB?7/10/2015 4:42:34 PM
wake up jurors!! This is months later!! Has no bearing on his state of mind at the time of the shooting!!!!
by jbs7/10/2015 4:44:37 PM
I noticed the candy wrapper sounds too lol.
by Malingering7/10/2015 4:44:38 PM
I can only imagine what he'd do with crayons and marshmallows
by Where's GB?7/10/2015 4:44:40 PM
@Suzanne, I'd at least need a mint or something.
by Kels7/10/2015 4:44:42 PM
@Della Correction are out numbered by the inmates, They are not baby sitters. So with someone like this they restrain em so they can supervise the other inmates.
by NT87/10/2015 4:44:46 PM
Prosecution points out video was 4 months after the shooting.
by anica.padilla7/10/2015 4:45:03 PM
My computer is being a jerk today. I keep losing the feed.
by litprof7/10/2015 4:45:17 PM
That's what I wondered Malingering. I think sometimes they had to intervene, sometimes Denver Health people show up, and I don't think the camera catches every minute so the time between entries may be longer than we realize.
by Tammy Garrison7/10/2015 4:45:20 PM
They'll be seeing it as clearly as it can be seen. They don't sterilize anything for a jury on a murder trial.
by Malingering7/10/2015 4:45:25 PM
@Clancy...this wasn't psychosis, it was delirium caused by his refusal to eat and drink...
by PA Watcher7/10/2015 4:45:29 PM
Defense is not going to play any more of the video of the gunman in the cell at the Aurora Police Department. The defense rests.
by anica.padilla7/10/2015 4:46:00 PM
@ Clancy. Psychosis does not evidence itself in horrible acts. Lots of psychotics do not do horrible acts. And lots of horrible acts are committed by non-psychotics.
by Alison7/10/2015 4:48:14 PM
Suzanne, its the judge. I've seen him.
by Tammy Garrison7/10/2015 4:48:15 PM
@JG look at channel 7 time line on the trail and you will find where it came out about the photo's girls sent him in prison and how he hung them on his wall there's a sketch of it
by LG7/10/2015 4:48:21 PM
@Tammy - this is pleasure only for those who prefer to take theirs with a healthy helping of pain. I'm sadly out of eye bleach, too...
by jward127/10/2015 4:48:22 PM
@JG--oh yeah---earlier in the trial someone showed a close-up of his jail cell bulletin board. He has his July 20th symbol in the middle, surrounded by several dozen pictures of young women who write to him. A regular Casanova...
There might be some probative value to these videos if he had been throwing himself into the wall in the interrogation room after his arrest instead of playing puppets or drums with the paper bags.
by SMH7/10/2015 4:49:14 PM
Thank you, Prosecuting Attorney....none of that matters, 4 months after the shootings show nothing as to his mental status on the date of the shootings!
by Marsha Laurienti7/10/2015 4:49:16 PM
Thank you to the DT for not wasting any more of our time!!!!!! Yay!!!
by Brandi7/10/2015 4:49:18 PM
by Tired7/10/2015 4:49:19 PM
Defense rests! What will the rest of the day be then?
by Malingering7/10/2015 4:49:21 PM
Brauchler's like a ray of sunshine in there!
by Kels7/10/2015 4:49:24 PM
@PA Watcher, I wasn't limiting my comment to what we saw on the video (I heard the testimony from the drs about the causes of the delirium.)
by Clancy7/10/2015 4:49:26 PM
they REST? after that?
by peace19787/10/2015 4:49:27 PM
BAM! Good job Ms. Pearson. Nailing down the point that these videos were 4 months after the shooting!!
by Victoria7/10/2015 4:49:28 PM
seems their whole case revolved around this november incident.
by JG7/10/2015 4:49:30 PM
When was the defendant informed that the prosecution was going to seek the death penalty?
by Laura Lou7/10/2015 4:49:32 PM
Holy crap -- no rebuttal case?
by Rob7/10/2015 4:49:40 PM
NO REBUTTAL??!!!! Darn it!!!
by Trial watcher7/10/2015 4:49:41 PM
No rebuttal?! I personally think they should.
by Jennifer7/10/2015 4:49:43 PM
So will they adjourn then?
by Angela Freeman7/10/2015 4:49:45 PM
Wow - no rebuttal witness?? Does that mean the PT feels like they have proven their case?
by Suzanne7/10/2015 4:49:47 PM
I couldn't watch..Someone please tell me if these were the poopie vids?
by mama d7/10/2015 4:49:49 PM
Defense seams to have rested earlier then they planned too
by LG7/10/2015 4:49:51 PM
by Dennie Carp7/10/2015 4:49:53 PM
Women sent Ted Bundy and Charles Manson fan letters, too. Sadly, that says more about them than about the object of their affection.
by Clancy7/10/2015 4:49:57 PM
@ Clancy Horrible actions to be sure but if psychosis occurs over a period of time how can one be certain that he had a break at the time of the shooting? And also if he is acting like this due to psychosis you would think that his various stages of planning would not have been so precise over the months this took to put into place.