Aurora movie theater shooting trial day 41: Defense expected to call more doctors who treated James Holmes
Day 41 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, the defense is expected to call more doctors who treated the gunman. 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, Colorado, 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 Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is considered a protected psychological instrument, meaning it can only be given and interpreted by a psychologist trained to do so (you cannot find the test online). While it’s commonly administered by computer nowadays (and requires no direct professional involvement during its administration), psychological testing is nearly always preceded by a clinical interview by the psychologist who is doing the testing. After the computer scores the test results, the psychologist writes up a report interpreting the test results in the context of the person’s history and current psychological concerns.
Basically, it is obvious to me at least, that JH decided to follow through on something that he had wanted to do for a very long time, kill people, and so he has a lack of impulse control, and there are a lot of personality disorders, i.e., bipolar, borderline personality disorder, etc., that have these as qualities of those types of disorders. However, once he realized he was in deep do-do, he began playing up the whole "I'm insane defense" and started acting these things out. Did he have a psychotic break, probably, maybe, who knows, there is absolutely no way to know because he didn't have a brain scan at the time he did the deed. Therefore, there is absolutely no way to prove one way or the other whether at the time of the deed he was truly insane. His behavior in November, has nothing to do with what happened in July 2012. It is obvious that he is mentally ill, I don't buy the whole INSANITY defense, although I do understand that they are attempting to save his life, from the death penalty. JH is not insane, he is simply very mentally ill, and unfortunately we cannot force people to get into counseling and get help, and these types of people, with high levels of intelligence, are the most difficult to get into counseling, and to stay in counseling, as well as to take their meds and continue to stay on them, because these people believe their own personal knowledge is better than anything anyone else could possible know or tell them to do, they are extremely difficult people to deal with, because they believe they know best, in all circumstances.
First time I have flat out disagreed with the Judge. If the jury is to assess credibility and they can believe all, some or none of what the expert says; then they have every right to assess the basis for the opinions...the actual questions and answers...JM2CYMMV
Since when do trade secrets trump the Constitution? If, and I say IF, a fair trial demands that trade secrets be revealed...oh well...shut off the feed and seal the transcripts but the Constitution has to win!