Aurora movie theater shooting trial day 45: Cross-examination of schizophrenia expert continues
Day 2 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, prosecutors open their case calling witnesses _____? 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
Does the jury see the reports generated by experts? My understanding is no.
by trl27/8/2015 9:00:00 PM
Is the deputy sleeping? Yikes
by Mayday437/8/2015 9:00:01 PM
Mr. Brauchler: "Dr. Gur, is it true that you eat soup with a fork?"
by flip7/8/2015 9:00:06 PM
Question I'd like to hear from Mr. Brauchler: "At what point, Dr. Gur, did you start to channel Mr. Holmes's internal beliefs"
by flip7/8/2015 9:00:10 PM
Dr. Gur is a professional hot mess.... Gettem' Brauchler!
by CoMama7/8/2015 9:00:17 PM
okx, he didn't get his idea of human capital from worldly tribes. He got it from a video game.
by Tammy Garrison7/8/2015 9:00:23 PM
Hi Rob, I don't think B. has the interior of self to understand the substance, so he is picking at the veneer. Reminds me a little too much of McCarthyism kind of drilling. Could win because of popularity, but not to advance the knowledge base of mental illness.
by okx7/8/2015 9:00:28 PM
Dr. Gur explains symbols in the gunman's notebook: "It would not make sense to kill if life was priceless."
by anica.padilla7/8/2015 9:01:13 PM
The jury will have this report but it is far from what really happened... It's her litany...
by Fred7/8/2015 9:01:22 PM
absolutely agree, Tammy--it is painfully obvious that Dr. Gur only answers questions in a way that fits her specific agenda.
by flip7/8/2015 9:01:29 PM
The only thing I get from her report now is (It takes a schizophrenia to diagnose a schizophrenia).
by kdsmith7/8/2015 9:01:32 PM
DT is getting nailed with overrules today. anyone have the count so far?
by JG7/8/2015 9:01:37 PM
by flip7/8/2015 9:03:50 PM
@ kristie-LOL. Yep.
by Tired7/8/2015 9:03:51 PM
@Tammy -- but if she changes her substance then THAT would be compelling. Go for that, right? Don't dance around the actual issue.
by Rob7/8/2015 9:04:00 PM
@mom... AMEN! " let me tell you what i think he is saying, not what he really said"
by Sally Mander7/8/2015 9:04:02 PM
The Jurors don't get her report they have to rely on their own notes..js
by Dennie Carp7/8/2015 9:04:05 PM
Is she serious...about the miss leading answer???
by kdsmith7/8/2015 9:04:07 PM
What psychatrist asks their patient if they think they are crazy???
by mld7/8/2015 9:04:09 PM
Dr. Gur must be a novelist as she deals with a lot of fiction.
by JW7/8/2015 9:04:11 PM
@Tired-WILL they get a full copy of her report? When I asked about that kind of evidence being available to the jury, I thought I heard that it would not be. Or, maybe, specific reports would be available but full court transcripts would not. Is that the case?
by Mr.D. 7/8/2015 9:04:16 PM
Dr. Gur: "Sorry, Mr. Brauchler, I cannot answer yes-or-no questions with either a yes or a no.
by flip7/8/2015 9:04:21 PM
whether you agree or disagree with his style, PT GB is doing his job obtaining clarification for the jury
by shuffie7/8/2015 9:04:26 PM
I mean, wouldn't you rather put down everything and not have to defend yourself rather than condensing 70,000 pages of stuff into what, 15 pages? Good thinkin'.
by Kels7/8/2015 9:04:36 PM
Geez, why didn't she spend the lunch break reading her freaking report? She should at least make an attempt to know what it says.
by SMH7/8/2015 9:04:42 PM
I find it interesting that Mr Brauchler calls Dr Gur "Ma'am". Is that a way to undermine her?
by Alison7/8/2015 9:04:47 PM
Both of those last 2 statements about being crazy and what he did makes him sound insane!
by LG7/8/2015 9:04:51 PM
so very tired of her saying "that is what it says but this is what I meant" or even what I think HE meant!!!
by sher7/8/2015 9:04:54 PM
This might be her last gig as an expert witness.
by MyraJ7/8/2015 9:04:56 PM
by Tammy Garrison7/8/2015 9:04:57 PM
What was her answer to if it was video taped?
by LG7/8/2015 9:05:00 PM
Forget about the PT getting the Grand Slam...think they may win the World Series.
by Nicko7/8/2015 9:05:35 PM
Stop with the 'mis-states the testimony' already Mr. King. You're only highlighting the flaws!
by Edy7/8/2015 9:05:43 PM
None of this has anything to do with her ultimate opinion. She has testified as to how it was arrived at...the fact that she didn't document, in painstaking detail, every little conversation she had with JH does not mean the conversations were fabricated or the substance skewed.
by LawDog7/8/2015 9:05:49 PM
3rd Qtr stats: 21 Objections... 4 Overrules DT.... 17 Sustained PT, Sorry folks D7 wasn't posting comments for a while.
by NT87/8/2015 9:05:51 PM
by Tammy Garrison7/8/2015 9:05:55 PM
Gur is outrageous. She cannot respond the simplest yes-or-no question without an essay answer. Judge Samour should provide some relief to the prosecution for this continuing pattern of obfuscation and confabulation.
by flip7/8/2015 9:05:57 PM
Agree, sher, only she doesn't use the word THINK.
by Tammy Garrison7/8/2015 9:07:07 PM
@Alison: I believe Mr. Brauchler was in the military, which would explain his use of the word "ma'am". I do not think he is being disrespectful to her title.
by BernerMom7/8/2015 9:07:11 PM
Is it just me or are we hearing prior testimony???
by BernerMom7/8/2015 9:07:14 PM
Brachler: That's...what u think... U wrote down.. In your report? Hilarious!!
by mama d7/8/2015 9:10:36 PM
Her report is like Swiss cheese!!!
by Victoria7/8/2015 9:10:39 PM
@Bernermom refresh i had the same problem, working now
by ERICA 7/8/2015 9:10:43 PM
Poor Brauchler is running against the wind with Dr. Gur
by Abrandt7/8/2015 9:10:46 PM
Honing a meaning from 100,000 pages of info with consideration of your own research and encounters w/ JH is an amazing task, just in organization. A report contains what one thinks is essential to get to the essence of the matter and hold to one's individual opinion. Forensics are also subjective in this way.