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.
@Barb: It is also possible that some of the pauses are my fault. I can't read them and approve them when I have to keep jumping onto the chair and turning on the lights
by Phil Tenser5/29/2015 4:15:10 PM
i agree @robin
by AMeeMan5/29/2015 4:15:13 PM
@Robin, agreed. He still chose to act, and knew it was wrong
by Harold Finch5/29/2015 4:15:14 PM
No problems with Scribble... Except for the obvious delay for the moderator to review the comments before they are posted
by Casey5/29/2015 4:15:15 PM
by Robin5/29/2015 4:15:55 PM
@ Barb - only on my ipad. On the computer it works great.
by Suzanne5/29/2015 4:16:43 PM
Phil...you are Awesome!
by Robin5/29/2015 4:16:44 PM
Yeah I don't think it's freezing. Phil has to push the comments through manually. Takes a little time delay.
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 4:16:45 PM
No problem, Phil. I know you are doing your best.
by Barb5/29/2015 4:16:46 PM
by Robin5/29/2015 4:16:55 PM
Has any mention been made of whether JH was on meds during these interviews…and whether they may have had any impact on his flat affect?
by Lynn5/29/2015 4:17:02 PM
@Lynn Dr Reid stated rt off that JH was medicated during the interviews but nothing about his flat affect.
by Abrandt5/29/2015 4:19:27 PM
As I was thinking about this last night, it became a question for me-- how do you differentiate insanity (not knowing what he did was wrong and what would happen) and just not caring what the consequence was?
by Suzi5/29/2015 4:19:28 PM
Lynn your question has just been answered in the replay
by Harold Finch5/29/2015 4:19:29 PM
flat affect is usually a sign of psych schizophrenia
by Tammy Garrison5/29/2015 4:19:30 PM
@Lynn: that video clip just answered your question :
by Barb5/29/2015 4:19:31 PM
"As I was thinking about this last night, it became a question for me-- how do you differentiate insanity (not knowing what he did was wrong and what would happen) and just not caring what the consequence was?"
If this was the test for insanity then every thief would go free.
by Harold Finch5/29/2015 4:21:42 PM
My son has Aspergers (very slight) and has zero violent tendencies and is very smart. He empathizes well with others, but cannot always relate to other kids... Often due to how he thinks (logical) and can't play alongside them. Just my 2 cents on Aspergers. I cringe when it's brought into these types of situations bc I fear for how it changes the way people view those w the diagnosis...
by Sara5/29/2015 4:22:26 PM
Sill on recess...
by Phil Tenser5/29/2015 4:22:28 PM
Harold Finch--Right!!! ???
by Robin5/29/2015 4:22:38 PM
@Harold - Not knowing right from wrong or understanding the consequences IS the test for insanity.
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 4:23:09 PM
by KP5/29/2015 4:23:11 PM
Does King get to cross during the PT time of being done by June 26th or is it during the DT?
by Suzanne5/29/2015 4:23:16 PM
@Suzanne: Cross is during the opposing side's time
by Phil Tenser5/29/2015 4:23:28 PM
by Harold Finch5/29/2015 4:23:58 PM
@Phil - thanks, but bummer. I see the DT eating up the PT time. :(
by Suzanne5/29/2015 4:24:43 PM
@Sara Typically people with Asperger's are non violent.
by Abrandt5/29/2015 4:24:48 PM
I think you are correct Suzanne...DT gonna eat up the PTs time...
by Robin5/29/2015 4:25:57 PM
I'm a speech therapist and have a niece with Aspergers, It absolutely doesn't fit with this scenario or other situations like this. What makes Aspergers different from other Autism is that they are more social, because being nonsocial is one of the hallmarks of Autism.
by Tammy Garrison5/29/2015 4:26:25 PM
@abrandt I realize :) just clarifying about my particular boy since Aspergers was brought up.
by Sara5/29/2015 4:26:48 PM
@Tammy non social can also be anti social BPD and not always Autism
by Abrandt5/29/2015 4:28:05 PM
@Sara I am NOT saying anything negative about Aspburger's at all or equating it to violent tendencies or behavioral thoughts. Two TOTALLY different things. I'm a big advocate of mental health and helping other ppl understand, educate, empathize and have compassion for those who struggle w/ it.
by Penguins2195/29/2015 4:28:09 PM
I prefer the non zoomed mode.
by NT85/29/2015 4:28:13 PM
Very well said, Tammy. Thank you. I hate to sound defensive about it, but I worry about how my son is viewed when people begin putting the 2 together, similar to sandy hook.
by Sara5/29/2015 4:28:51 PM
It will be interesting how the jury or even us handle opposite testimony from doctors about JH's sanity.
by Suzanne5/29/2015 4:28:52 PM
My son was diagnosed with autism but i think he leans more towards aspergers, when he is in certain situations he does get aggressive because even tho he is very verbal he cannot express himself when upset. he is only 5 , so i disagree with aspergers being non violent. Although my son can be aggressive or violent i dont believe he would ever become a mass murder!
by Nichole Jarzab5/29/2015 4:28:54 PM
Agree with Penguins219...
by Robin5/29/2015 4:29:21 PM
@penguins219 I didn't mean to attack, I promise! I just hafta talk out for my boy! Sorry!
by Sara5/29/2015 4:29:47 PM
@Sara I think that's wonderful of you to be an advocate and speak out :)
by KP5/29/2015 4:32:05 PM
This is a looonnnggg 5 minutes!
by Tammy5/29/2015 4:32:07 PM
Let me clarify that with Autism it is not really non social but more they have trouble with the social language aspects of interactions. Such as a lack of comprehension of idioms or inside jokes, behavior considered odd, preferring to be alone or not touching other individuals, and lack of eye contact.
by Tammy Garrison5/29/2015 4:32:09 PM
I have to be honest my feelings on his sanity have gone back and forth on occasion. 90% of the time I feel confident that he is sane, but I can't help thinking that if I have those moments of doubt, is the jury having them also?
by Angela Freeman5/29/2015 4:32:10 PM
No judgments here...everyone is welcome to speak/type their views! It's all good! Dialogue is the key! (In my humble opinion anyway...) I respect and welcome everyone's view points...I can always learn from them...