Sather: Defendant was dressed normally, no hygiene issues
@Sue: end of that 1st year
- Cross-examination starts
No more questions from DA. Higgs to cross examine
Higgs asks to see the schedule exhibit again
Sather: Says he made guest lecture in another class defendant took, but doesn't remember seeing him there.
Withdrawal from the program was after the June 7 exam
@Sue: The lab rotation was three periods of three months in three different labs. The students spend time in each, the idea being to get to know the areas of possible research for their future thesis
Sather: Confirms to Higgs there is no list of expectation given to students
Sather: "We try to ask questions that they can definitely answer"
Sather: "We don't want our students to fail. We don't want them to be traumatized, so we've worked to make these - what we thought would be more effective."
Higgs says Sather told a detective the defendant became "increasingly scattered" through the exam
Defendant could only "scratch the surface" of information on the exam
Topic of second question was the ear. Defendant answered with the anatomy of the organ, but that isn't what the question was about and the anatomy he described was not related. "We were interested in the brain's circuitry." "It was difficult for the examiner to direct him to the guts of the question"
Sather: committee was told to confine questioning to certain areas, before second exam