Aurora movie theater shooting day 54: Prosecution hopes to move to next sentencing phase
Day 54 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, prosecutors hope to move on to the second phase of the sentencing hearing. The jury found 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. 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
I don't think she really remembers him specifically! She just said they feel the same way about all " their kids, rude, unruly, whatever!
by Suzi7/23/2015 8:39:26 PM
If I was on the jury, none of this would mean a thing to me in determining life in prison or the death penalty.
by Deb7/23/2015 8:39:30 PM
I bet the number of students in her class will decrease significantly after the parents see this crapola
by Loz7/23/2015 8:39:34 PM
He was a hall monitor ...she saw him all the time people that's why she remembers him.. give her a break!!
by LG7/23/2015 8:39:36 PM
How does his behavior 20+ years ago matter...... UGH!
by CDH7/23/2015 8:39:38 PM
and re: jimmy i think the dt was totally taking advantage of it being written that way in the yearbooks.
by blue7/23/2015 8:39:43 PM
@Kathy as an adult they have said he was a loner... but as a child that was never said that I heard
by LG7/23/2015 8:39:50 PM
I'm sure there's court tomorrow they haven't said there wouldn't be that I've heard!! We have several days ahead of us of people on the stand speaking out and up for JH
by LG7/23/2015 8:39:52 PM
JH has a birthday in December I think.
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:39:54 PM
Shenanigans! When the witness starts to answer after only one or two words, they are way over-prepped and don't have the acting skills to carry it off.
by DocJ7/23/2015 8:39:56 PM
Michael Jackson kind of love perhaps.
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:40:01 PM
Just curious who pays the traveling expenses for these witness? Could be a good way to get a trip to Colorado on somebody else 's dime.
by JW7/23/2015 8:40:03 PM
sorry if this has been asked or answered already, but...do we know how many people the defense has for this phase?
by AM7/23/2015 8:40:06 PM
somehow it seems to me that these witnesses defeat the purpose of the defense .....
by Sun David7/23/2015 8:40:10 PM
Finally we get to a highschool teacher! Doubt we will glean anything new other than quiet.
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:40:12 PM
Edison's going to cross!!
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:41:59 PM
Doesn't matter if he was "Principal For the Day"!
by wp7/23/2015 8:42:05 PM
@me we get that you think we're angry. you don't have to mention it every time.
by blue7/23/2015 8:42:11 PM
I thought they couldn't do that - call him Jimmy.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 8:42:16 PM
"Mr. Oliver, did Mr. Holmes ever come to the school with a shotgun or rifle?" "No" "I have no further questions"
by Loz7/23/2015 8:42:20 PM
These are the people that have empathy for his parents. They are testifying for his parents, not for him.
by Despicable Me7/23/2015 8:42:25 PM
picture of the school, now that is important! lol
by happy7/23/2015 8:42:28 PM
Immature mob, lol.
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:42:32 PM
Who gives a crap what the school looks like
by caz7/23/2015 8:42:34 PM
all these witnesses show is that school was the only thing going on for JH.
by bob7/23/2015 8:42:36 PM
lol, he called him the defendant! At least he didn't call him 'that guy'
by Michelle Schack7/23/2015 8:42:40 PM
why are we looking at pix of the school?
by flip7/23/2015 8:42:42 PM
I know this is boring but I am wondering what everyone expects...I doubt there will be "fireworks"...except maybe in rebuttal...PT calls Ms. Crunchygood his 9th grade science teacher who will tell us Jimmy was always busy trying to build bombs and was particularly intent on researching schizophrenia :) /sarcasm
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 8:42:51 PM
One of the lawyers stated this morning that it was around 60 people testifying for defense, though the prosecutor does have some objections to some as they are more there for the parents as they have never met Holmes.
by Marsha Laurienti7/23/2015 8:43:48 PM
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:43:58 PM
The people that knew him as Jimmy can call him Jimmy according to the Judge
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 8:44:02 PM
@PA Watcher - Correct. But Ms. Higgs cannot.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 8:44:35 PM
Did JH have a private entrance to the HS? I'm still waiting for mitigating factor
by Resa7/23/2015 8:44:39 PM
But the DT keep doing it.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 8:45:07 PM
@PA Watcher, then GB should be able to call him by "that guy" by that rationale it would seem
by Loz7/23/2015 8:45:24 PM
by AM7/23/2015 8:45:28 PM
if they haven't met the defendant they should be able to testify
by bob7/23/2015 8:45:30 PM
His Freshmen picture looks like the Computer Camp presentation someone posted.
by Kristle7/23/2015 8:45:34 PM
by Marsha Laurienti7/23/2015 8:45:36 PM
The defense is just trying to establish a timeline to establish Holmes' normalcy, prior to the onset of his disease, which started with his family's uprooting from Castroville to San Diego. I'm sure this jury is listening carefully. This is the very beginning of the case for mitigation of the death penalty due to mental illness. The jury and the public should learn some valuable lessons in the gestation of schizophrenia if the defense builds its case well.
by Frank7/23/2015 8:45:42 PM
@anica, you are right. I stand corrected.
by Loz7/23/2015 8:45:59 PM
wow how did he go to all these gun free zones previously and not do anything?
by NT87/23/2015 8:46:00 PM
Unless PT objects Judge is not going to stop her...
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 8:46:05 PM
Oliver says the gunman was "tough to get to know."