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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
The quality of care is not on trial - the guy who manipulated his psychiatrist IS on trial. Withholding info is by very definition proving he was lucid and understood right from wrong.
by JH not THE JH6/18/2015 9:16:55 PM
Argh! The poll keeps updating, but I still have no comments for 28 minutes. I have rebooted 3 times, including completely rebooting my iPad. I will continue to watch but won't be able to see/go to anymore links or chat. I am *SO* frustrated!
by DocJ6/18/2015 9:16:56 PM
Its time to update the current conversation
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:16:58 PM
That's what I said about the 72 hour hold... what good would it have done Really?!?
by LG6/18/2015 9:16:59 PM
28 minutes since the last post in this blog....am I stuck?
by Stephany6/18/2015 9:17:00 PM
"I believe he can make rational decisions" -Dr. F
by MJ6/18/2015 9:17:01 PM
The Defense is trying to discredit the CU psychiatrists. It seems to me that seeing a psychiatrist is a two way road, and the patient should be forthcoming about himself in order to receive help. So JH was not forthcoming with F/F. How hard do you have to squeeze the rock. Regardless, what does F/F's competence/incompetence have to do with JH's sanity or insanity.
by Chipper6/18/2015 9:17:02 PM
Hope BRAUCHLER does the redirect
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:17:03 PM
@mld what hatred and anger? hard questions are never bubbly or happy. she is fighting for his life. The People here are fighting to kill him.
by oxk6/18/2015 9:17:04 PM
no swivel ... swivel,,,swivel
by Kelsey Murphy6/18/2015 9:17:05 PM
I think both Fenton and Feinstein had enough evidence that someone was seriously wrong and should have done more. This isn't looking good for either of them.
by Niki C6/18/2015 9:17:06 PM
Is it Scribble locking up, or has anyone really not posted a comment in 21 minutes?
by DocJ6/18/2015 9:17:07 PM
Oh man, can you hear the egg shells cracking beneath his feet?
by Stephany6/18/2015 9:17:08 PM
Higgs tone of voice is so obvious
by MarcyScala6/18/2015 9:17:09 PM
why is she being so mean to him, sheesh.
by Morgan6/18/2015 9:17:10 PM
Like, you can't be non responsive on purpose?!?!?! He's non responsive, he must be insane!
by FMM6/18/2015 9:17:12 PM
Interesting how Higgs is doing the same thing Dr. Feinstein said they do when they try to get an answer from JH they ask the same questions in different way!!
by LG6/18/2015 9:17:13 PM
Feinstein can't over ride the lead dr?
by NT86/18/2015 9:17:15 PM
@flip Wasn't Fenton considered the lead doctor? So it falls back on her. JMO. She was looking for opinions.
by NT86/18/2015 9:17:16 PM
@LG there is absolutely no way your prophecy can be verified
by oxk6/18/2015 9:17:17 PM
Looking forward to the re-direct.
by flip6/18/2015 9:17:19 PM
Hey Marcia Cross, why don't you call up his lawyer to ask these questions, is it not hearsay to have him answer what questions his lawyer asked?
by Stephany6/18/2015 9:17:20 PM
why are the People not objecting to some of these questions
by Sheri Reining6/18/2015 9:17:21 PM
That was an interesting google chat with Ben Garcia.
by Kristle6/18/2015 9:17:22 PM
I think the defense atty is making some good points. Having said that I demeanor can make a difference. Her demeanor toward the witness is, IMO, disrespectful. And please, stop pointing at the witness like he's on trial.
by rg6/18/2015 9:17:23 PM
The CU psychiatrists are not forensic psychiatrists....they were treating or attempting to treat a person who would not disclose anything. Analogy would be an MD trying to diagnose someone who would not have diagnostic tests i.e. blood work, X-rays, etc. They aren't mind readers and the mind is what psychiatrists treat, but can only do that if the patient WANTS treatment
by mld6/18/2015 9:17:24 PM
I agree this cross is hurting JH. but I can't put my finger on why I feel that way. Anyone able to put why its hurting him into words.
by bob6/18/2015 9:17:25 PM
@adam that's why they aren't experts......
by sydnijmm6/18/2015 9:17:25 PM
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