Aurora movie theater shooting trial day 34: CU psychiatrist Dr. Feinstein to return to the stand
Day 34 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, CU psychiatrist Dr. Feinstein will return to the stand. During the course of the trial, prosecutors will argue that Holmes, the admitted gunman, was sane when he went into the midnight premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and opened fire on the audience, killing 12 and wounding 70. His defense attorneys will try to spare Holmes’ life by arguing that he was insane. 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 have to say I wouldn't want to be a PD... it's a tough tough gig... they don't get to pick their cases like private Defenders do!!
by LG6/18/2015 9:17:26 PM
How is the dr's arm being in a sling relevant?
by sheila6/18/2015 9:17:27 PM
You need to give a 3rd option "undecided" because she's not done & PT hasn't done a redirect yet. I find Higgs obnoxious & her goal obvious
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:17:28 PM
It sounds like everything can be a sign of mental illness geez.....
by NH6/18/2015 9:17:29 PM
She is going on to much and prosecution looks frustrated
by Sheri Reining6/18/2015 9:17:34 PM
@Phil - can you add 3rd category for neither?
by NH6/18/2015 9:17:34 PM
Sheeple is a term known by just about everyone in the prepper community, among others in the CCW community. Holmes gets no 'insanity' points for using the term to describe the 'sheep' in society.
by Mark6/18/2015 9:17:34 PM
what I'm hearing from this is that when given multiple times to explain things about his homicidal feelings or actions he was taking JH continuously seems to lie.
by bob6/18/2015 9:17:37 PM
@flip, so feinstein will go down with Fenton then IMHO. However Fenton had more indepth conversations with jh.
by NT86/18/2015 9:17:38 PM
fenton and feinstein specialize in stressed out grad students. let's not forget that.
by doggett6/18/2015 9:17:39 PM
So interested to hear what the defense teams experts have to say. Feinstein is wishy washy.
by CEM6/18/2015 9:17:40 PM
@NT8--Dr. Reid testified as a forensic psychiatrist. Dr.'s Fenton and Feinstein are clinical psychiatrists. Should look up the difference if you don't understand it.
by flip6/18/2015 9:17:41 PM
i'm indifferent with the poll.. he didn't take notes. he's going strictly from memory. and he was a consultant not the doctor in charge or whatever you want to call it.
by doggett6/18/2015 9:17:43 PM
Prosecution just schooled the defense.
by Madison6/18/2015 9:17:48 PM
omg, she's attacking him!!!!
by 19186/18/2015 9:17:48 PM
Gosh, that last set of questions from both sides was rapid-fire and powerful. We'll post that video for sure
by Phil Tenser6/18/2015 9:18:14 PM
Dr. Feinstein fed up with HIggs - she came off as being nasty
by mandi6/18/2015 9:18:15 PM
Higgs is an IDIOT! She's making JH sound like he was perfectly sane.
by mdesignz6/18/2015 9:18:16 PM
can fenton and fienstien get in trouble from all of this?
by Morgan6/18/2015 9:20:10 PM
Higgs is being so disrespectful. I don't think she is helping the defense at all.
by JM6/18/2015 9:20:11 PM
Higgs style of interrogation reminds of one of those lawyers that try & blame the rape victims
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:20:12 PM
Whoa Higgs!!! "It was you Dr. Feinstein, wasn't it?"
by Kristle6/18/2015 9:20:13 PM
@oxk What prophecy can be verified are you talking about?
by LG6/18/2015 9:20:14 PM
OMG I cant believe that the People did not object more and was she allowed attach him?
by Sheri Reining6/18/2015 9:20:15 PM
you cannot force a patient to tell you what is going on - end up alienating them instead of being able to treat them
by mandi6/18/2015 9:20:16 PM
@Mark...BINGO...if you don't know what sheeple are it's, more than likely you :)
by PA Watcher6/18/2015 9:20:16 PM
The DT is just flinging mud at a wall hoping something will stick at this point.
by Angela Freeman6/18/2015 9:20:20 PM
Higgs actually turned her back on Dr. Feinstein's last answer to her re-cross because she didn't like the answer. That did not work out the way she wanted.
by flip6/18/2015 9:20:21 PM
by FMM6/18/2015 9:20:21 PM
I respectfully disagree. Higgs is showing that JH asked for help, took the meds they prescribed...etc. she's defending him I guess the best way she knows how.
by Kristle6/18/2015 9:20:55 PM
That ended up not really doing anything for either side - it did show, though, that the university mental health staff is TERRIBLE.
by Niki C6/18/2015 9:20:57 PM
@FMM @mdesignz double agree!
by MJ6/18/2015 9:21:10 PM
She kept trying to change what he said by leaving words off lol. I sure wasn't buying that. Surely the jury wasn't either.
by Angela Freeman6/18/2015 9:21:11 PM
by Kristle6/18/2015 9:21:12 PM
Agree with BRAUCHLER
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:22:18 PM
by PA Watcher6/18/2015 9:22:19 PM
go AC -- so right that HIggs doesn't want Feinstein to be an expert but her cross was about his expertise
by mandi6/18/2015 9:23:23 PM
@flip Reid is the teacher for Clinical. He wrote the book, if they can't deal with it They should have gotten a better Pysch.
by NT86/18/2015 9:23:24 PM
@oxk if your talking about my 72 hour hold comment... PT as you heard feels the same way!!!
by LG6/18/2015 9:23:25 PM
@Sheri...cross examiners are allowed wide latitude; furthermore, it was a fair fight (unlike picking on victims for instance)...while she came off as somewhat desperate and shrill...she did her job...JM2CYMMV
by PA Watcher6/18/2015 9:25:31 PM
2NikiC--why? Because they don't have ESP? Because they are not mind-readers? It is certainly plausible that Holmes decided at some point to incorporate his psychiatric visits into his plans for murder and an insanity defense. So, he lied carefully to Fenton and Feinstein, never intending to reveal his actual thoughts about murdering people in a theater.
by flip6/18/2015 9:25:32 PM
That last statement to Higgs by the Dr was the bomb...
by LG6/18/2015 9:35:18 PM
JH only went to Fenton to keep Gargi
by mandi6/18/2015 9:35:19 PM
Phil/Anica--Ch7 has done a good job providing external balance via discussions with its legal consultants. Any possibility that Ch7 could bring in an independent psychiatry consultant for similar discussions?
by flip6/18/2015 9:35:21 PM
And I agree with whomever said this snappy barrage of questions make JH look sane