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
Hi Jward...congrats on the new addition to your family!! :)
by LG7/23/2015 4:33:08 PM
Scribblelive is HORRIBLE on an iPad!
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 4:33:10 PM
thanks everyone! finally got my avi
by naturegurl7/23/2015 4:33:12 PM
Sophlamtn, where do you get that from? We haven't heard that so far. Is there law for this? Because the judge read in the jury instructions said they had to agree on only 1 aggravating factor. That's why both sides expected it to go so fast. So if you know something we are missing, please explain and help us all.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 4:33:25 PM
Quick question: is there a way to see who "hearted" your comment?
by Tired7/23/2015 4:33:27 PM
Scribble is pretty bad on *all* devices..
by Mark7/23/2015 4:34:16 PM
Tired, I wish.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 4:34:26 PM
I'm sure you did, buddy. No judgement here :)
by Loz7/23/2015 4:34:30 PM
I have to go soon...I'll look forward to reading this later. Something tells me this equals LWOP. (Just hope it's in general population.) I think they clearly misunderstood and think all aggravating factors were needed for a unanimous agreement- not just ONE factor. They already agreed on one factor in the way they found him guilty. I hope I'm wrong, & could well be...But why do this if they understand only ONE needed to be agreed on? It didn't have to be Veronica. It could have been in "intent to kill more than one person in the act". That's it! Re-read the list of aggravating factors. Read Frank's remarks. I love Orton, but between laborious instructions and his passion in presenting, the basics were lost. :(
by fascinated 7/23/2015 4:34:37 PM
@emma you have to log out and then click on the FB icon to go thru your FB :)
by LG7/23/2015 4:36:07 PM
@tired no because people who aren't logged in can do it too.
by blue7/23/2015 4:36:17 PM
@Anica any chance you can show the video in question from previous days? the same one the Jury is going to watch?
by NT87/23/2015 4:36:19 PM
I like Orman but who else thought he had too much coffee and Red Bull mixed together yesterday when he first started his argument?
by Just Thinkin7/23/2015 4:36:22 PM
fascinated, I'm thinking you are right.
by Tammy Garrison7/23/2015 4:36:25 PM
Ha Ha!! I love everyone's avi's!!
by Kristle7/23/2015 4:36:26 PM
Here comes Phil.....
by Tired7/23/2015 4:36:28 PM
@Emma, if you are not signed in, hit comment and right below it has all the social media sites you can log in from. Hit the Facebook emblem, a little popup comes up and then you are logged in.
by Marsha Laurienti7/23/2015 4:36:36 PM
can we watch this video too?
by Happy7/23/2015 4:37:52 PM
I'm not sure which video it is... anybody?
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:38:09 PM
Is there a way to play the video from yesterday when the judge specifically explained the verdict form so the people here can understand what the jury is deliberating on? People do not seem to understand that the jury can decide on one but not the other but they have to decide on EVERY single one for EVERY count
by Stacie7/23/2015 4:38:31 PM
yay!! Thanks guys
by LeElla Cabral7/23/2015 4:38:34 PM
@Anica and Phil which video is the one they are having a issue with?
by LG7/23/2015 4:38:37 PM
I don't know either. They just said that one of them wouldn't play
by Loz7/23/2015 4:39:01 PM
thank you Phil for the explanation of the 5 aggravating factors... Jury needs to come to decision on all as some may be eliminated in phase 2
by Mandi7/23/2015 4:40:35 PM
They went by a court # I couldn't write fast enough.
by NT87/23/2015 4:40:37 PM
Wasn't one of the video the one after his arrest? The other one they wanted to watch I never heard I left yesterday this room was to nuts for me... ;)
by LG7/23/2015 4:40:46 PM
Tammy, that is the way it works for all death penalty cases. It is the law. Fascinated, go back and read my comment. There is no reason to believe the jury has misunderstood anything
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 4:40:49 PM
If what some are saying is correct- which they may well be -why did both DT and PT AND JUDGE expect to go into next phase yesterday, with mitigation witnesses who aren't flexible, just waiting to testify? Why didn't DT make a rebuttal?? It doesn't make sense. I don't propose to understand it fully, but I think Frank's comments arr right on...
by fascinated 7/23/2015 4:40:58 PM
I think they said that it was the one right after the police arrested him....where he asks if any children got hurt.....
by Tired7/23/2015 4:41:02 PM
wonder where they will take jh during this.don't know if its worth walking all the way back to a cell in the jail before having to turn around and do it again. they should just cuff him to a toilet
by JG7/23/2015 4:43:28 PM
@JG They have a holding cell for him in the court house.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:43:41 PM
Is the video of the creepy fifth grade teacher???
by mama d7/23/2015 4:43:44 PM
8 minute one with Apple
by Sally Mander7/23/2015 4:43:56 PM
@Tried that's the one I heard about .... but the 2nd video the one they are having issues with is the one I didn't hear which one it was...
by LG7/23/2015 4:43:58 PM
Phil/Anica--way to impov!!! You gus are doing a great job holding our attention!
by Tired7/23/2015 4:44:01 PM
Phil just gave a great explanation of what the jury has to do - discuss ALL 5 mitigators as directed by the court. They may not all agree on all 5 but their discussions are preparing them for the next phase when mitigating factors are presented and they WEIGH them against the aggravating factors! Thanks Phil for clearing it up for us!
by Edy7/23/2015 4:44:09 PM
it's p-tr-400 whichever that is.
by blue7/23/2015 4:44:13 PM
Thanks @Blue, I'll try to get more information on the video.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 4:44:29 PM
Thanks Tammy...I'm bangin' my head against a wall here. I think Frank has said it best. 'Forest was lost from trees...or leaves...or caterpillars on leaves... (**NO DISRESPECT MEANT, though...).
by fascinated 7/23/2015 4:44:38 PM
I thought that it was the theater surveillance video?
by Happy7/23/2015 4:44:40 PM
So when the final scales are weighed by the jury, Veronica's life will weigh the same as the other 11. I don't think that changes the calculus much. It does remove the injection of emotion which is natural in the death of a child, although the jury will have her picture in front of them. Culling out that emotion will be an impossible task, especially for the parents on the jury.
by Frank7/23/2015 4:44:42 PM
just so you know, I was going by emma, its just easier than my name :)
by LeElla Cabral7/23/2015 4:45:19 PM
@Phil... thank you for all your input on what the issues are they are jury is deliberating on so that will hopefully help out with squashing some of the comments :)
by LG7/23/2015 4:45:24 PM
Agree with @Mandi-thanks Phil for providing reasonable explanation as to jury's delay in deciding. It now makes sense.