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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
Sounds like GB is getting ready to hang her on her own words.
by Ann7/8/2015 9:10:57 PM
LawDog - you are absolutely correct!
by LK7/8/2015 9:10:59 PM
Maybe the DA could just read the report to the jury and leave Dr. Gur out of it! She is incompetent.
by mld7/8/2015 9:11:01 PM
I wonder how many cruisers the DT navy has, Or soon the PT will be attacking Destroyers next.
by NT87/8/2015 9:11:08 PM
I am surprised to see people commenting that Dr Gur is a liar, answering questions to fit her agenda, and calling her report a sham, all based on seeing a few hours of her testimony. We are all entitled to our opinions of course, but it seems to me that none of us have read her report. Of course, the prosecutor will be doing his best to make her appear in the worst possible light. Given this, I would have hoped people would have a more open mind before accusing her of being more than unprepared or under pressure.
by Alison7/8/2015 9:11:15 PM
We still have re-exam and re-cross to live through.
by Tammy Garrison7/8/2015 9:11:17 PM
The purpose of this trial is to determine sanity of Mr. Holmes, not to advance knowledge of mental illness. There are other venues for that
by sher7/8/2015 9:11:22 PM
When Dr. Gur asks for "two sentences" to explain herself she always means twenty....
by flip7/8/2015 9:11:27 PM
Dan King wants to know how much longer the prosecution is going to take - Dr. Gur has a family event and must fly out tomorrow evening.
by anica.padilla7/8/2015 9:30:39 PM
Isn't it interesting that Dr. Gur can "understand" what JH 'meant', but not understand GB's direct questions? Also, anyone notice that her accent becomes heavier when she says she doesn't "understand" GB?
by DocJ7/8/2015 9:30:57 PM
A great moment:
Mr. Brauchler: "Your Honor, can I go over one more question with Dr. Gur before the lunch break?"
Judge Samour: "Sure, if you can get it done in just a few minutes..."
Mr. Brauchler, PT, and Jury: "hahahahahahahahahahaha"
Defense Team: [scowls & silence]
by flip7/8/2015 9:31:02 PM
In some ways, isn't it disappointing that the defense hasn't presented a better case? We, as taxpayers, will have to pay to retry if he is found guilty and then appeals shows that the defense was inadequate. Isn't that how it works?
by Ann7/8/2015 9:31:09 PM
@Phil.... hehe you got jokes today :)
by LG7/8/2015 9:31:26 PM
@lawdog - This has everything to do with her opinion. If she arrived at it based on inaccurate information/assumptions, then her opinion is seriously flawed. He has the burden of proving that with painstaking detail or he wouldn't be proving his case beyond a reasonable doubt.
by SMH7/8/2015 9:31:28 PM
Have you heard of trying to herd cats?? Good Luck Brauchler.
by Sherrie H.7/8/2015 9:31:31 PM
so his point is : She already had written her report and said that he was insane "before" she had gone over almost all of this stuff with JH. So Really only her first report is what matters. That is where she made her judgement.
by mom7/8/2015 9:31:34 PM
Phil--you're looking good here in San Francisco
by flip7/8/2015 9:31:46 PM
I closed and re-opened my browser window and that fixed the problem.
by vt7/8/2015 9:31:52 PM
I actually compassion for the DT. It has to be extremely challenging taking on a case like this. Mentally dealing with a death penalty case that has so few viable defense options to pursue must be a terrible burden.
by SMH7/8/2015 9:31:59 PM
Who's on trial anyway? This is badgering the witness.I think Gur is allowed to develop her opinion anyway she see's fit....
by Chad7/8/2015 9:32:25 PM
Anica - I suppose you didn't post the objectionable comments yesterday but I did miss the comments in comments today. It's much easier to know what comments refer to. Thanks for keeping this a great place to watch the trial!
by Ann7/8/2015 9:32:31 PM
This Dr. Is giving experts a bad name. Get it together!
by Erin7/8/2015 9:32:42 PM
I wonder if Dr. Gur lectures at University of Penn....her students probably want to scream!!!!!
by mld7/8/2015 9:32:46 PM
The doctor is too busy defending and not answering questions which makes her look defensive and less than accurate. But Brauchler has certainly made some important points in terms of what questions were NOT asked and therefore making her report look inadequate. I still do not see legal insanity. As a matter of fact I think the doctor has already made it clear through Brauchlers examination that JH was NOT legally insane at the time of the crimes
by Trial Crazy7/8/2015 9:32:49 PM
@Abrandt Now I have that song, Running Against the Wind, stuck in my head! Ahhhh! lol
by DocJ7/8/2015 9:33:00 PM
Holmes would make the perfect witness for an attorney to question: "Yes." No."
by Patty Scabby7/8/2015 9:33:02 PM
@Patty - He's more of a 'yup' or 'nope' guy.
by anica.padilla7/8/2015 9:33:26 PM
This doc could make you think your insane even if your not
by Jewel7/8/2015 9:33:33 PM
She should not have been allowed to give the reason for the obligation
by Evan7/8/2015 9:33:36 PM
WHoops, jury wasn't in, doesn't matter...
by Evan7/8/2015 9:33:38 PM
Nice dig by AC - "I'd like to be done by the end of today, but that's not entirely up to me". Had she answered the questions, we would have been done by 5:00 p.m. yesterday.
by Nadine7/8/2015 9:33:45 PM
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES! Hang in there!
by anica.padilla7/8/2015 9:34:00 PM
It is largely meaningless to tally objections made during trial, i.e. they have no bearing on who is "winning." For the most part, they are interposed to preserve matters for appeal.
by LawDog7/8/2015 9:34:08 PM
Quack Gur! She talks like she's never had to write a report.
by kdsmith7/8/2015 9:34:13 PM
you wanna be at the Brisk, Granny, answer the questions with Yes or No. be brisk.
by peace19787/8/2015 9:34:17 PM
Video is stuck @Anica
by Goliath_Fish7/8/2015 9:34:51 PM
Still technical difficulties
by kellerml7/8/2015 9:34:52 PM
IMO gur does not appear professional through her incomplete report. She tailored it only for the DT. Not objective
by Mandi7/8/2015 9:34:54 PM
I refreshed my page and it fixed the issues for me...
by LG7/8/2015 9:35:59 PM
@SMH If he is found guilty and they impose the death penalty then I believe an appeal is required.
by 5W7/8/2015 9:37:46 PM
Now she answers yes or no.....
by Abrandt7/8/2015 9:37:49 PM
@LawDog: Those of us who have been here from the begining find it informative to have a count of the objections and the over ruled and sustained. These things flew so fast and furious at the start that we could not always keep up. Now it is just a fun fact. We are aware we are not a jury, that many do not believe any of us should be jurors, and that 99% of us are not lawyers. Relax.
by DocJ7/8/2015 9:37:54 PM
@Edy - everytime King indicates mis-states the evidence, the Dr. says "Will you repeat the question?" Seems almost as if he's telling her to be cautious with her answer....
by Tami in GA7/8/2015 9:38:00 PM
Lighting round...bottom of the 9th inning two outs! Hit it out of the park PT!