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
So how is this helping? I thought the premise was that he became substantially more remote over time. If this is back in grade school/high school and he behaved the same way he never changed - he's always been awkward.
by Edy7/23/2015 9:40:07 PM
you had a chicken ranch round up? I do that on my cricket ranceh ranch
by NT87/23/2015 9:40:12 PM
by Loz7/23/2015 9:40:13 PM
@Sally Mander--I love your blog name!
by flip7/23/2015 9:40:18 PM
how do these people remember details like that after that length of time??? I can't remember what happened yesterday! =)
by caz7/23/2015 9:40:21 PM
@NT8, it's costing everyone...but at least it let's us be here i guess :)
by Loz7/23/2015 9:40:25 PM
Anyone else think holmes' intelligence has been way overrated? He is definitely smart, but 123 IQ is not genius level. It is not even Mensa level. His school GPA is not as good as it looks, as it is easy to have GPAs over 4.0 by taking AP classes.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 9:40:29 PM
So I'm late to the party but I'm getting that teachers were concerned but were never so concerned that they made the effort to discuss it with parents. Some kids are just quiet
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 9:40:33 PM
i like Mrs Higgs lol
by Tara7/23/2015 9:41:39 PM
If any of you were facing the ddeath penalty, would you not want witnesses who would humanize you?
by Clancy7/23/2015 9:41:42 PM
flip---okay, you are right. For me, it is a show of hatefulness that is not about him, but how you name yourself. Sorry, but I thought you might like to consider others in this house.
by okx7/23/2015 9:41:48 PM
It was the post- Columbine era - i thot we paid counselors to spot these people, theyre not the type to come forward on their own for help and yet they expected him to
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 9:41:50 PM
@litprof I had no idea all this time we could have talked chickens!!
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 9:41:52 PM
Defense calls Claire Vincent, who lived near the gunman's family in central California.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 9:42:41 PM
He was never listed as a genius by anyone that I heard during the trial!
by LG7/23/2015 9:43:26 PM
AC: "Why the heck am I still sitting here listening to this?"
by Loz7/23/2015 9:43:28 PM
And imagine someone going through changes as they enter adolescence-
by MW7/23/2015 9:43:30 PM
@PA Watcher---hah! California....my home state and the only one in the Union that would consider Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a conservative governor.
by flip7/23/2015 9:43:55 PM
Thats it, DHS needs to put all piano teachers, and students on the watch list.
by NT87/23/2015 9:46:33 PM
Well, everyone, I'm heading out. Have a good evening :)
by Loz7/23/2015 9:46:36 PM
If he was always like this, doesn't that support Reid's conclusion that he has a personality disorder rather than schizophrenia?
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 9:46:40 PM
its costing the taxpayers millions - so comment early and often and get our moneys worth!
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 9:46:42 PM
@Clancy, Yes, I would want people to speak on my behalf, but IMO these people are not helping. If this is the best they've got, IMO they are in trouble.
by Resa7/23/2015 9:46:44 PM
uh oh---piano lessons....the cause of considerable childhood angst in this country. No wonder he went bad.
by flip7/23/2015 9:46:46 PM
Wonder if he's thinking I hate this old bat too.
by wp7/23/2015 9:50:30 PM
His problems seem emotional, not mental.
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 9:50:34 PM
Who's next? Grandma Holmes?
by FavreDollarFootlong7/23/2015 9:50:36 PM
@flip, all need to go on the terror watch list.
by NT87/23/2015 9:50:41 PM
@Sophiamtn Interesting isn't it? Perhaps that is why Gur didn't do more research into his past, because it didn't support her conclusion? If I recall Reid did much more
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 9:50:45 PM
All I can say is at least they found people willing to come forward on his behalf. Arias had no one show up, not even family.
by LoriJ7/23/2015 9:50:48 PM
I'm thinking these witnesses were coached by the DT to respond fondly to the photos
by caz7/23/2015 9:50:56 PM
wonder how many of these people would testify if they saw any of the crime scene photos
by mandi7/23/2015 9:50:58 PM
Piano Teacher ""'He would always play Dont Fear the Reaper but i thought nothing of it at the time ""
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 9:51:06 PM
who really cares what he played on the piano when he was 10? This matters how?
by happy7/23/2015 9:51:09 PM
LG Superior intelligence I think it was within the top 2% of all human beings. Could be put to good use, if the mental illness gene could be isolated. Given time, who knows?
by okx7/23/2015 9:51:11 PM
Oh my lanta...this is redic! playing in christmas piano recital outweighs the proven agrravating factors? sheesh...
by debitwo7/23/2015 9:51:21 PM
hey all - I'm about an hour behind on watching - did I miss anything or is it safe to skip to watching live?
by colo7/23/2015 9:52:43 PM
Were these witnesses volunteers do did they have to be subpoenaed?
by imnotreallyhere7/23/2015 9:52:47 PM
I'm not really a death penalty proponent and actually had some sympathy for Holmes. But the DT being so cutesy about 'little Jimmy' and his school teachers and piano recitals makes me want him to get the DP! It just seems so disrespectful to the victims. And yes, I know this is the process.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 9:52:52 PM
his dentist is up next! jk
by caz7/23/2015 9:52:55 PM
Defense calls Sandra Becker, who lived near the gunman's family when he was in 2nd grade.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 9:54:25 PM
Man, would I love to be at the Cheeky Monk tonight to hear what these witnesses really think :):)
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 9:55:43 PM
So he was good in music and lousy in sports-
by MW7/23/2015 9:55:47 PM
you didnt miss a thing!!
by happy7/23/2015 9:55:49 PM
Wow that gave me a touchy feely comfort to me... NOT!!!!