Dr. Reid wanted to read the gunman's notebook before interviewing him. Dr. Reid also wanted to review the gunman's online chats with his girlfriend before questioning.
Dr. Reid also reviewed text messages between the gunman a female colleague at CU. Those texts were sent in June.
Dr. Reid said he looked at how the gunman spent his time and how he was doing at school. Dr. Reid said he talked to as many people as possible who interacted with the gunman.
- Judge's Order
Prosecution makes reference to psychiatrists "hand-picked by the defense.
Defense: "Objection - leading."
Judge Samour: "Sustained."
Dr. Reid said he also looked at purchases made by the gunman. He was also provided records from other doctors who treated him.
Dr. Reid said he was looking at, "How is he functioning, what is he capable of, in spite of whatever diagnosis he has?"
Dr. Reid confirms he spoke to Dr. Margaret Roath, Dr. Lynne Fenton and Dr. Robert Feinstein at CU.
Dr. Reid said he spoke to the gunman's parents.
Dr. Reid said he performed a "site visit" of the theater shooting scene. He also took a tour of the jail and saw the gunman's medical cell and the behavioral control cell ("sometimes called 'the hole.'")
Dr. Reid wanted to be introduced briefly to the gunman, shake his hand, so it wouldn't be as shocking to him when they began questioning.
Dr. Reid said he did about 300 hours of preparation before interviewing the gunman.
@NikiC: We know the sanity evaluation was done in Pueblo, but I do not know how he was transported.
The sanity evaluation performed by Dr. Reid took place 2 years after the shooting took place. Other interviews by psychologists and psychiatrists were not recorded.
- Judge's Order
Prosecution: "Why did you record this evaluation?"
Defense: "Objection - speculation."
Judge Samour: "Overruled."
Dr. Reid said the camera was not hidden and the gunman knew he was being recorded.