Theater shooting trial day 21: More sanity examination video to be shown
Jurors can expect to see more video and hear more testimony from Dr. William Reid, the court-appointed psychiatrist who recorded over 22 hours of his interviews with Aurora movie theater shooting gunman James Holmes before deciding the shooter was legally sane.
Don't stumble Mr. Brauchler...Easy on the Judge! ;)
by Robin5/29/2015 3:24:35 PM
Yeah, technical problems are often the case, but I have been impressed at how well that little gal in the corner is doing with getting everything up on the screen when it was supposed to be. She has a daunting task.
by Sherrie H.5/29/2015 3:25:52 PM
What just happened?
by Joey5/29/2015 3:25:57 PM
@Angela: I like that this Dr. is very specific in his pointing out the difference of mental illness and insanity. What are your thoughts on him?
by DocJ5/29/2015 3:25:58 PM
Completely Angela Freeman...can't get much done!
by Robin5/29/2015 3:25:59 PM
Again... Love our Judge! Poor Mr. Brauchler !
by Mayday435/29/2015 3:25:59 PM
by Robin5/29/2015 3:26:21 PM
Agreed Sherrie H!
by Robin5/29/2015 3:26:35 PM
by Tired5/29/2015 3:27:12 PM
@Angela...I have a dual screen and one side is work and one side is the video trial.
by Tammy5/29/2015 3:27:14 PM
@DocJ - Definitely! I think that's so important, and I have been worried throughout about what if the jury doesn't make that distinction? So glad he is emphasizing that!
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:27:56 PM
I agree with you DocJ...Dr. Reid is very good at differentiating Mental Illness and Insanity...Yes...surely JH is mentally ill...however; not insane...sorry JH and DT...
by Robin5/29/2015 3:27:57 PM
@Tammy - Nice!
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:27:58 PM
@Angela YES! I'm trying to watch as much as I can while I'm on my lunch break and now theyre having tech difficulties. I'm freaking out!
by Me5/29/2015 3:28:11 PM
I think this psychiatrist is well spoken and has done a pretty good job so far in explaining mental illness and that not all who are mentally ill are incapable of distinguishing right from wrong
by Julie5/29/2015 3:29:07 PM
@Joey: The judge just call a time-out so they can fix the problems with the video playback.
by Barb5/29/2015 3:29:18 PM
Mistrial question - is it up to the judge to grant a mistrial?
by Suzanne5/29/2015 3:30:24 PM
I would argue that everyone suffers from some sort of "mental illness"...Insanity is a whole other "ball of wax"...
by Robin5/29/2015 3:30:25 PM
Judge makes the call...on mistrial...
by Robin5/29/2015 3:33:18 PM
I have followed this case from the first news broadcast of the event...I have not seen anything that would indicate JH is insane...quite the opposite, in fact...any thoughts?
by Robin5/29/2015 3:33:20 PM
But, when you hear defense psychiatrist testify they will probably sound just as good and will leave everyone confused. Mental health is not an exact science unfortunately
by Julie5/29/2015 3:33:22 PM
I agree Robin
by alice 5/29/2015 3:33:24 PM
@Me - I'm not sure if you have a job where you can have headphones in, but on my phone at least the 7 news app will continue to play sound with the screen off.
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:33:27 PM
@Angela: I think this will help all of us get a deeper understanding of mental states. I still think he is wearing the biggest, hairiest pair of crazypants I've ever seen though. You can't really get away from that part.
by DocJ5/29/2015 3:33:30 PM
Agreed as well Robin!
by Tammy5/29/2015 3:34:38 PM
Good point Julie...and I agree with you...I also agree with DocJ..."Crazypants"...
by Robin5/29/2015 3:35:03 PM
@Angela thank you, yes I have my headphone in here at work. Unfortunately I have to be away from my desk a lot :)
by Me5/29/2015 3:35:04 PM
See you guys later, I will catch up soon. Nice meeting all of you.
by EZ5/29/2015 3:35:36 PM
Once again, here is the notebook the doctor reviewed prior to the interviews:
7NEWSThe infamous notebook containing the theater shooting gunman's dark thoughts and murderous plans is published.
by Phil Tenser5/29/2015 3:35:59 PM
Sorry you have to go EZ...Have a Great Weekend!
by Robin5/29/2015 3:36:26 PM
I'm lucky I guess, it's the summer so my kiddos are on vacation (I teach) so I'm working at my summer job which allows me to at least check comments often. Wish my phone would play sound with the blank screen though!
by KP5/29/2015 3:36:58 PM
@Robin- Thanks you too. I will be back later though, hopefully.
by EZ5/29/2015 3:38:17 PM
Playing the devils advocate here but remember a person can methodically plan something such as this and be in a psychotic state. There are parts introduced on both sides that would
by Julie5/29/2015 3:38:19 PM
I agree that the DT psych will probably make just as much sense; however, his waiting almost 2 years to turn in his report makes me very suspicious of him and his (possible) collusion with the DT.
by DocJ5/29/2015 3:38:21 PM
I am surprised he had a girlfriend. Because in his notebook hem mentioned he had an issue with his "private" parts.
by Tired5/29/2015 3:38:22 PM
Ya know, A laptop two speakers and a Mic would fix their problems.
by NT85/29/2015 3:38:24 PM
If the IT folks are anything like the IT I work with...this could take a while...LOL!!!
by Robin5/29/2015 3:39:00 PM
I am lucky as well - work from home. Still when I get in the zone with whatever I'm working on hours of trial coverage can slip by me without me noticing it haha.
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:39:11 PM
NT8...LOL! "Ya know..."
by Robin5/29/2015 3:39:26 PM
@Julie - Yes, that is also true!
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:39:47 PM
Hahaha @Robini snt that the truth (IT GUYS)
by KP5/29/2015 3:44:31 PM
@Robin - Its hard to reconcile the dichotomy that is JH: on one hand he appears to be mild-mannered, socially inept individual . But one the other hand, a stone-cold sociopath. How did he get from point A to point B?
by Barb5/29/2015 3:44:33 PM
All they really need to do is go to the local high school, pull out a random 15 year old, and they will fix it in less than a minute. LOL :)
by DocJ5/29/2015 3:44:35 PM
oh and a video out Cord.
by NT85/29/2015 3:44:37 PM
Julie...playing the "Devils Advocate" is always good...makes us all think!!! :)