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.
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by Tammy5/29/2015 3:24:16 PM
So, anyone else finding themselves horribly distracted from work and other responsibilities because of this trial coverage? =P
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 3:24:18 PM
That is pretty unbelievable - those things should be tested before court even starts
by Niki C5/29/2015 3:24:20 PM
@Phil: Thanks so much for the running commentary. If someone has to step away from the computer, it REALLY HELPS!!
by FMM5/29/2015 3:24:21 PM
Good morning all!
by Julie5/29/2015 3:24:34 PM
That will create an echo Judge.
by NT85/29/2015 3:24:35 PM
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.