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
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
@flip - agreed to some extent. But comments like, "if I told you, you would lock me up," continuing to have homicidal thoughts, etc. As a mental health professional I would rather error on the side of caution and public safety and get sued by one family instead 12. That is a weird way to say it, I know, but do you know what I'm trying to say?
by Niki C6/18/2015 9:35:29 PM
@flip...exactly..he's a smart cookie and could easily have been anticipating a defense
by PA Watcher6/18/2015 9:35:30 PM
@NT8...where did you get the idea that Reid wrote the book and is the teacher for clinical???
by mld6/18/2015 9:35:42 PM
@Kristie he refused to take anti psychotic medicine they wanted him to is what I understood
by LG6/18/2015 9:35:45 PM
That is a great question from the jury about going into the hospital willingly. If he really wanted to stop himself at any time, he might have done that...although I don't believe he wanted to stop himself.
by Niki C6/18/2015 9:35:49 PM
NT8--Dr. Reid himself commented on the difference between forensic psychiatry and clinical (treatment) psychiatry. Go back and review. They are very different tasks, so it is certainly easier for a forensic psychiatrist in court (hindsight) than a clinical psychiatrist who is being blamed for not having ESP.
by flip6/18/2015 9:35:54 PM
DT should be ready to go on Monday - they have had prior notice and almost 3 years to prepare
by mandi6/18/2015 9:35:58 PM
@mandi: It is more about scheduling than preparedness. Experts and witnesses have already made travel plans based on the dates they were expected to testify.
by anica.padilla6/18/2015 9:36:56 PM
by Angela Freeman6/18/2015 9:37:01 PM
Man oh man, I would hate to be the Univ of Colo right now. These docs screwed big time! Lawsuit city!!
by Colswife6/18/2015 9:44:25 PM
@flip, who was the expert, Reid, Fenton, or Feinstein? ummmm only Reid. Clinical or Forensic. What do you think the jury will think?
by NT86/18/2015 9:44:26 PM
@7News - Is there a recap of Ben Garcia's testimony? I missed and was curious if Brauchler asked him to explain that conversation about the delusions and murder ?
by colo6/18/2015 9:44:27 PM
I love how Higgs says "right" and glosses over things whenever a witness corrects her.