Jury question: Would you describe the defendant as 'disconnected'?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: Disconnected from reality? Can't answer.
Jury question: Did he not succeed due to his introversion/lack of social awareness?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: Personal opinion would be probably not.
Jury question: Can people who are introverted/socially awkward excel/succeed in the program?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: Yes.
Jury question: Are candidates of the program told about the communication requirements?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: There are no requirements.
Jury question: Could you demonstrate the odd facial expressions and gestures the defendant made?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: They were jerky, he scratched at his scalp.
Jury question: Where the defendant's facial expression in the photo similar to what you saw?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: No.
Jury question: Was the school start date Aug 12, 2012?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: Not sure.
Jury question: Do you know if the defendant took an elective course on psychiatric disorders?
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: I don't know.
Jurors have several questions for Prof. Vijayaraghavaen. They have been excused while Judge Samour considers them.
Prosecutor asks Prof. Vijayaraghavaen whether the defendant wore glasses in 2012. Prof. Vijayaraghavaen says he did not.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen confirms it was the defendant's decision to leave the program.
Yes, @Kristle, here's what I wrote after the preliminary hearing: The sighting is "According to testimony from Steven Beggs, Holmes had already dyed his hair when he bought a scope at a Gander Mountain store on July 1."
@Kristle: I'd have to check my notes... But I think it may have been during a purchase
@MädísönLücäs: My understanding is that the court has determined that doctor-patient confidentiality is invalidated by a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity." Also, they revealed during opening statements that the notebook was sent to the doctor but intended for family.
@Sdm: I think she does! But Marshall says she always sounds like that.
@NT8: She is Tamara Brady, Chief Deputy Public Defender.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen agrees the defendant went through 30-minute interviews with 7 faculty members during the admission process for CU Denver.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen agrees that the defendant came out of his undergraduate program with good grades and good test scores. The defendant also had 3 letters of recommendation from respected sources.
Defense Attorney Tamara Brady is now cross-examining Prof. Vijayaraghavaen.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen on the defendant's career ambitions: "He expressed interest in being an academic scientist."
@debitwo: We will try to get to your question before court resumes!
During the next court recess, Marshall and the rest of our team will take a few minutes to try to answer your questions. Please send them in, and we'll talk about your questions during the next break.
Thank you for the questions you asked. We'll post a video to Marshall's anchors in a few moments
Judge Samour says he believes it is important to let the jury see evidence of the alleged deterioration of the gunman's mental health
Judge Samour calls afternoon break.