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Theater shooting trial day 18: Notebook to be introduced into evidence
The Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes - resumes after a 4-day weekend. Today, prosecutors are expected to call two state-appointed doctors who evaluated the gunman after the shootings. 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, Colo., 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
Wow... that was a quick review of the notebook. By the way the opening statements sounded, this notebook had drawings, lists, a laundry list of things he wanted to do, but also a journal. This doesn't sound as detrimental as it did in the opening statements.
by Penguins2195/26/2015 8:44:33 PM
I'm kinda shocked that the jury didn't have any questions
by Joey5/26/2015 8:44:34 PM
They will be shredding the copies after today. Can't risk that getting out till the Judge makes it public. Just 10min or so to review it in silence. That's the first time the Judge put a time limit on evidence handling I think.
by Kristle5/26/2015 8:44:35 PM
@NT8 yay!! Welcome back!!
by Joey5/26/2015 8:44:38 PM
@kristle, i know that seem crazy to me! and worries me that no one caught the researching laws & mental illness comment we all jumped on
by Bethany5/26/2015 8:44:41 PM
@Valm this look right? 22 objections, 11 overrides, 10 sustained?
by NT85/26/2015 8:44:44 PM
Do we know when he started this notebook?
by Joey5/26/2015 8:44:45 PM
i'm a little behind but i don't understand why he objected to det. fyles earlier and now is LITERALLY doing the EXACT same thing.....
by sydnijmm5/26/2015 8:44:47 PM
JH wrote "Embrace the hatred. The Dark Knight Rises".
by Kristle5/26/2015 8:44:49 PM
OMG this is Bizarre.....
by NT85/26/2015 8:44:50 PM
@sydnijmm I don't think anyone does...
by Joey5/26/2015 8:52:22 PM
Thought about you all as the Colorado PD cars went by. As if you all havent given enough.
by NT85/26/2015 8:52:23 PM
@joey The witness said there's no dates on any of the pages.
by Penguins2195/26/2015 8:52:25 PM
Thanks Joey! Missed you all! Thanks to Denver and Loveland for sending reps out!
by NT85/26/2015 8:52:26 PM
@sydnijmm exactly right? I almost can't wait for the DT to start their case given what has transpired with them so far
by JG5/26/2015 8:52:28 PM
@NT8. 22 total, 12 Or and 10 Sus......don't think I wrote it wrong.....
by Valm465/26/2015 8:52:29 PM
@nt i think it's 12 OR
by sydnijmm5/26/2015 8:52:30 PM
So is JH saying if he committed suicide it wouldn't help his broken mind? Reference "inviscerate soul" (spell?)
by Kristle5/26/2015 8:52:32 PM
ETA comment is gonna Burn him.
by NT85/26/2015 8:52:33 PM
is the defendant visible on the stream?
by quick5/26/2015 8:52:37 PM
Seems like He hated Mankind and wanted to kill which ti Me says He knew it was wrong but didn't care and did it anyway.
by Abrandt5/26/2015 8:52:38 PM
The sheriff on the far left is more wiggly than JH today. Who does he keep swinging around to talk to in the audience section? Grr. Sit still and act like a professional!
by DocJ5/26/2015 8:52:39 PM
Thanks for the chat everyone. Working now to publish the slides as images
by Phil Tenser5/26/2015 8:58:02 PM
@quick yes, he's at the front defense table furthest from us
by Bethany5/26/2015 8:58:19 PM
@NT, I am glad that some of our own were there for you today. "Some give all..."
by DocJ5/26/2015 8:58:20 PM
@Valm thanks, I would hate to get it wrong!
by NT85/26/2015 8:58:22 PM
@Abrandt...exactly...I think he's a sociopath, not insane, just mentally problems
by Valm465/26/2015 8:58:22 PM
This whole notebook was designed by him for his defense-lots of BS.
by barcrow35/26/2015 8:58:23 PM
@NT8 of course!! I like your input in all of this. As well as everyone else's!!! we have an awesome media family here. LOL
by Joey5/26/2015 8:58:24 PM
Will a full transcript be released of the notebook?
by base1015/26/2015 8:58:25 PM
@Penguins I remember him saying that just didn't know if anyone had any idea. Maybe his therapist?
by Joey5/26/2015 8:58:26 PM
@NT8 are you here in CO?
by Joey5/26/2015 8:58:27 PM
Why would defense attorney King keep chuckling during cross?
by TCA5/26/2015 8:58:34 PM
Prosecution calls Robert Hatch, Asset Protection Investigator for eBay.
by anica.padilla5/26/2015 8:59:13 PM
@DocJ It meant a lot to me Personally.
by NT85/26/2015 9:01:31 PM
@TCA I know he did a few time when he was doing cross examination and the witness kept correcting him.
by Joey5/26/2015 9:01:32 PM
@ Joey, No I am just across the river from Omaha in Council Bluffs Iowa
by NT85/26/2015 9:01:34 PM
Since JH looked up mental illness on the internet, do you think it's possible that both DT and PT are playing right into his plan by using the notebook to help his insanity plea?
by Jaclyn Green5/26/2015 9:01:37 PM
by Phil Tenser5/26/2015 9:03:06 PM
by Phil Tenser5/26/2015 9:03:07 PM
by Phil Tenser5/26/2015 9:03:10 PM
Hi NT8! I'm just now checking back in....nice to see you're back!
by Liz5/26/2015 9:03:21 PM
by anica.padilla edited by Phil Tenser5/26/2015 9:08:14 PM
I would be interested to know if JH kept other journals or if this was his only notebook like this. If so, that might lean toward this being made up in anticipation of having to plead insanity later.