Jury re-entering after lunch break
- New Witness
The people call Kelly Bowen
COUNT 155-Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the First Degree (F2) and COUNT 156-Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the First Degree (F2)
Kelly Bowen: Attended with Dylan Boxer
Kelly Bowen: Seated on left side of theater
Kelly Bowen: Her boyfriend was out of town, she and Boxer were sad he couldn't be there with them
Kelly Bowen: Remembers the emergency exit door "Slamming open"
Kelly Bowen: "he just stood there with his legs spread apart"
Kelly Bowen: "He was observing us" "He stood there and stared for a moment"
Kelly Bowen is asked what do you recall about the shooter? She answers "Intent"... "I felt determination from the individual." Defense interrupts with an objection
Question rephrased to what do you remember him wearing: Black clothing, covered head, straps across his chest, boots
Kelly Bowen: Very emotional on the stand. Samour pauses to explain what she is allowed to say, and what she is not allowed to say.
Kelly Bowen: She says the gunman's movement were "back and forth," and "searching"
Samour says the answers that were objected to must be disregarded by the jury
Kelly Bowen: Calls movements "sporadic"
Kelly Bowen: says she saw the shotgun first, could see shooter holding it
Kelly Bowen: "It was about mid-chest" "Both hands"
Kelly Bowen: Says her family owns weapons, is familiar with shotgun, rifle and handgun. Based on that knowledge, she says shooter was using the rifle after the shotgun
Kelly Bowen: Grabbed boxer and crouched down
Kelly Bowen: Says someone yelled to go to exit at top of the stairs. She says shooter disappeared behind partition toward theater entrance. She lost sight of him
Kelly Bowen: Says someone picked her up and threw her into the seats. "I wasn't sure that we were going to make it out at that point" Boxer found her in the seats