- New Witness
Defense calls Russell Martens to the stand. He worked for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office as a classification specialist.
Martens was in charge of housing and mental health. Initially he check on the gunman's safety daily.
Martens said met with the gunman on July 29, 2012 in his cell in the medical unit.
Martens said the gunman expressed concern about hearing someone yell for help from another cell. Martens said he believes it was an inmate who was detoxing.
Martens: "He presented with mostly a flat affect. Non-emotional, didn't express himself emotionally in anyway. No anger, no sadness..."
Martens: "He had good eye contact. He had normal eye contact with me."
Martens confirmed that the gunman often paused and looked up before answering questions.
Martens: "He was in one of the rubber cells, BC5. He was placed on a suicide watch. I was assessing his needs, whether he was suicidal."
Martens said the gunman told him "I'm scared of what I'll do." And "I'm trying to keep it all together."
Martens the gunman also said "The system, all the systems..." and "I do not know that you are real."
On Nov. 12 the gunman was lying naked on the floor, Martens said.
Martens asked if there was anything he could do to help and the gunman said "Water."
Martens said the gunman seemed confused: "He appeared to have difficulty responding to questions."
Martens said the gunman seemed upset based on his facial expressions and trembling voice.
Martens said the gunman asked "Did you help that person who was yelling for help?" (July 29, 2012)
Martens said the gunman appeared annoyed with him and was dismissive.
Martens said he saw the gunman using the jail kiosk system in August.
- New Witness
Defense calls Aurora County Sheriff's Office Detective Craig Clark. He is also on the bomb squad.
Det. Clark responded to the theater and operated the robot used to search the gunman's car.