Closing arguments in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Tuesday, attorneys will be presenting their final statements before the jury begins to deliberate if the gunman was guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity.
@Justhinkin-thanks. I am typing on my phone and it's very slow...
by fascinated7/14/2015 5:20:14 PM
@JWard - congrats! A funny visual is you giving birth, saying I can't see my iPad. What did they say?
by Suzanne7/14/2015 5:32:29 PM
@DocJ hmmm not sure I'm liking that comment about Jward's baby!! :(
by LG7/14/2015 5:32:30 PM
docj it was Dr. Woodcock on the stand. point was consciously made and I caught it too, I believe by id lawyer, but not time to go back right now to date
by okx7/14/2015 5:32:31 PM
Thanks to all who answered me. I was shocked.
by fascinated7/14/2015 5:32:32 PM
I've seen a lot of people on this blog get attacked for their opinion simply because it was different than the majority here. =(
by Me7/14/2015 5:32:33 PM
@JWard - do you have a name picked?
by Suzanne7/14/2015 5:32:34 PM
A case was reversed due to improper closing arguments? Wow!
by DocJ7/14/2015 5:32:36 PM
Need the legal beagle in here Phil!
by NT87/14/2015 5:32:37 PM
@Annie - what are you hoping to hear, at this point, to sway you one way or the other? All the evidence has been presented. Also, it is interesting to note that you only consider those of us who think he was sane and knew right from wrong as the "biased" ones.
by Lori Butterfield7/14/2015 5:32:38 PM
JWARD-I thought you went into labor!!!!
by Tired7/14/2015 5:32:39 PM
Hoping the judge overrules all of Kings objections
by Tjq7/14/2015 5:32:40 PM
When you have no defense you split hairs and try to drowned the fish. I guess that means I have made up my mind.
by Humble Pride7/14/2015 5:32:41 PM
Thanks to all who answered my ridiculous jury question. I missed them being dismissed somehow. !?!
by fascinated7/14/2015 5:32:42 PM
@TLR "Gur" ha ha ha
by Kristle7/14/2015 5:32:43 PM
Is King obliquely threatening the judge with a case where the verdict was overturned due to powerpoint useage?
by Suzi7/14/2015 5:32:44 PM
CP and Annie, right there with both of you as well. You just end up getting trampled on otherwise.
by CEM7/14/2015 5:32:45 PM
@Annie....agree. No matter how flat a pancake is...there are still two sides. Let's hope the jury will use a deliberative process.
by trl27/14/2015 5:32:46 PM
Anyone else think the judge is looking at how to pick his way thru the quicksand at the moment?
by Just Thinkin7/14/2015 5:32:47 PM
@Phil- glad to see you! The suit is a nice touch!
by Suzanne7/14/2015 5:32:48 PM
@jward--I'm thinking he may be walking and talking before we even get to the closings! L
by Suzi7/14/2015 5:32:49 PM
@phil can we not zoom in during closings? please.. :)
by blue7/14/2015 5:32:50 PM
@Annie...I have to tell you, I have no dog in this hunt...no one I know was involved...I don't live in CO though I have close friends that live in Denver and Kremmling...I came into this thinking Holmes was crazy as a loon...like fruitcake crazy...I mean what sane person does $hit like this...but I have to tell you, having now heard the evidence...I feel bad for him he was socially awkward, has a self described small penis and couldn't connect with girls...but he knew (IMHO) exactly what he was doing and, I believe, planned his own insanity defense...yes, he's mentally ill, no doubt, but he is not, IMHO, legally insane.
by PA Watcher7/14/2015 5:32:51 PM
Phil--Are you like 6 foot 5?
by Tired7/14/2015 5:32:52 PM
I like your tie today, Phil!
by DocJ7/14/2015 5:32:53 PM
PA watcher. Different from your bias? Replay Dr. Woodcock for what you missed.
by okx7/14/2015 5:32:54 PM
prayers with you, jward
by sher7/14/2015 5:32:55 PM
Hmm...maybe baby should come during this recess of indeterminate length. LoL
by jward127/14/2015 5:32:56 PM
Sorry for the delay, now catching up on comments
by Phil Tenser7/14/2015 5:32:59 PM
Your fine Phil, TYT.
by NT87/14/2015 5:34:40 PM
Is this debate normal?
by happy7/14/2015 5:34:41 PM
@Annie, I'm with you, too. And I am commitedly in the camp that the death penalty is not a choice. Punishment, yes. LWPOP, absolutely. But not the other. Not ever. I expect that the attacks will start flying through the comment thread now...
by Clancy7/14/2015 5:34:42 PM
@happy: Dan says debate at this point is "not unusual"
by Phil Tenser7/14/2015 5:35:37 PM
@Clancy I agree and yes I have been attacked in this blog for the same opinions.
by Me7/14/2015 5:35:57 PM
Name is Gregory Alan. Yeah, the contractions are every 6 minutes or so, so he just might be here before closing arguments are done! Haha here's hoping! Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, everyone - y'all are sweet!
by jward127/14/2015 5:37:34 PM
@Clancy.... no attacks are allowed in this room so I doubt any will come out!!
by LG7/14/2015 5:37:35 PM
Death Penalty is the most appropriate form of punishment due...This will perhaps deter other idiots from committing such heinous acts...
by Robin7/14/2015 5:37:35 PM
Not so sure they will get to the closers today, lunch is coming soon
by NT87/14/2015 5:38:40 PM
I don't get the needless debate and derogatory comments for having an opinion at this point. The evidence is in. Everyone can freely make up their minds on guilt or NGR based on all of the evidence so how is that being biased?
by SMH7/14/2015 5:38:43 PM
@jward12,, your little one been hearing lots of attorney lingo,,, prolly gonna be thinking,,, so thats what my loving mommie looks like Fair to say,lol
by shuffie cat7/14/2015 5:38:44 PM
@Clancy "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." I am open to your opinions and respect you for offering them. I hope that is reciprocated. :)
by DocJ7/14/2015 5:38:51 PM
Thank you, Phil
by happy7/14/2015 5:38:52 PM
The process is what I am most interested in. Different judges, their styles, Def and Pros, all if it is an education in how our legal system really works. Thank goodness there are judges who believe in total openness in so far as allowing cameras. Rape is the only time I think any witness should NOT be shown. Truth, in all forms, is the ultimate goal. How we get there is the what interests me most.