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
UGGHH..Enough for me. This is reaching !! See you all tomorrow..Have a great evening!!
by TMT7/23/2015 10:55:00 PM
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:55:03 PM
@PA Watcher - agreed this DT is terrible.
by Niki C.7/23/2015 10:56:46 PM
Your problems are not with the group here, your problems are with the DT. Take note how King has pulled himself out of the case/
by NT87/23/2015 10:56:51 PM
Again this is such a waste of time.
by happy7/23/2015 10:56:52 PM
Who cares what they were doing in the camp? OMG.
by MyraJ7/23/2015 10:56:53 PM
Once again, the DT seems to be relying on things that are not really timely. His outbursts 5 months after the shooting? His grade school and adolescent history?
by Suzi7/23/2015 10:58:48 PM
This is just ticking the jury off. It has nothing to do with any of it and it is wasting their time and dragging out the inevitable. Lets move it, sister.
by Cathy Cross7/23/2015 10:58:51 PM
Gee, I object to her finishing her witness' sentence with the word she wanted him to say. I guess the PT figures it doesn't matter at this point.
by Lori Butterfield7/23/2015 10:58:54 PM
Goodness, why didn't they just download some kitten and puppy videos from YouTube?
by flip7/23/2015 10:58:58 PM
The jury has already heard that his parents were concerned enough to take him to family therapy in middle school. And that his mother told dr Fenton he was "always like that". Nothing today has been as credible as that earlier testimony.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 10:59:05 PM
That's a regular camp day that Veronica would have enjoyed too.
by Kristle7/23/2015 10:59:06 PM
Hard to imagine Jimmy as a camp counselor
by caz7/23/2015 10:59:15 PM
My God- they call this a defense - I want the itemized bill.....signed taxpayer Colorado
by JW7/23/2015 10:59:20 PM
Is this Guyana? with Jim Jones? or is that where he got his idea?
by NT87/23/2015 10:59:26 PM
I really thought all along this is where the DT would shine...mental illness is a mitigating factor...I really don't understand this approach...show the popcorn bag video, show the $hit smeared cell, show him falling off the bunk...intersperse with this mundane crap...if they don't get this jury thinking fruitcake soon they will emphasize that in the end game he was planning this insanity defense all along and will fall into another PT trap...unless of course, there really is no mitigating mental illness...which I am beginning to believe is possible
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:59:28 PM
Of course he wouldn't act out against these kids at camp. Isn't the fact that he wanted it to be impersonal the reason he acted when and where he did?
by Suzi7/23/2015 10:59:44 PM
The complete inconsistency of this with the defense is rather shocking.
by MW7/23/2015 10:59:46 PM
stunned they have had 3 years to prepare and gather witnesses.....and this is the defense?......I hope they tie it all together...so far no substance...if anything it has shown him to be "normal"..... I even liked Higgs' opening statement...even though she grates my nerves.....oh boy.....this is serious for the DT
by A.L. 7/23/2015 11:01:07 PM
District Attorney George Brauchler: "At this point, given what we've seen, we're not going to have anything to rebut."
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 11:03:27 PM
District Attorney George Brauchler: "We suck at figuring out how long this will take."
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 11:08:39 PM
Maybe they are trying to show normal to crazy transition.
by Mr.D. 7/23/2015 11:08:45 PM
Maybe it's not the DT - it's what they have to work with. I'm not a fan, but I honestly admire them. I considered law school and after a college course that had us attend court, tour jails, work with the police I knew I never could defend some of the people I was exposed to. They are doing their best!
by Edy7/23/2015 11:08:48 PM
So there's court tomorrow at the usual time.
by Kristle7/23/2015 11:08:49 PM
@frank made a comment earlier that made me understand what they are doing here. Just doing their jobs to lay foundation on the transition from OK kid to what we know later was a troubled guy.
by Ann7/23/2015 11:08:54 PM
I believe the defense has to do this to try and show his mental state through out his life and when he started to really decline. Thought I would let the people not understanding why they are showing these videos and talking to these witness know why it's being done. but....as @PAWatcher told me earlier i don't belong here, so I'll go for the evening. If I come back I won't comment on anything unless it's something factual that I know. Have a good evening all.
by Dispicable Me7/23/2015 11:09:06 PM
stats 6/5/1 Pt is the in the over rule position
by NT87/23/2015 11:09:09 PM
@PA - exactly! unless you are a lawyer, I was going to say you and I could have put on a more substantive defense
by Niki C.7/23/2015 11:09:12 PM
wow I sure do find all of this fascinating.
by Ann7/23/2015 11:09:13 PM
He said SUCK to the Judge? Disrespect for he court. That was awful.
by Cathy Cross7/23/2015 11:09:15 PM
If I were the defense, I would have gone the opposite and tried to show he was AlWAYS off, a lonely little kid full of anxieties. No real friends. Unhappy home life. Maybe pressured by parents who favored his sister. (Not saying any of this is true, just my theory of defense). And that he was born with schizotypal personality disorder and his parents, school, etc. never got him appropriate treatment. That he only finally got treated in Nov 2012.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 11:13:10 PM
I really like the judge. He seems to be very compassionate.
by Marsha Laurienti7/23/2015 11:13:13 PM
Exactly what I wanted to know about the witnesses, Thanks for all of this great info!
by Ann7/23/2015 11:21:08 PM
@Phil, so why did King pull way back to the back seat roll?
by NT87/23/2015 11:21:10 PM
@NT8 hi. King is not a mitigation specialist, so he is sitting in the back while Higgs takes over for this part. She is the mitigation specialist on the team.