"Being an expert, that is a very different role than being a treating physician"
Woodcock explaining there is no patient-physician relationship, that he is there to gather info for a report that will be delivered
Woodcock says he made it clear to gunman that he was not there to provide treatment
"So it sounds like you went in pretty blind?" "Yes" "Were you aware there'd been a shooting" "Yes"
Saw gunman for about 2 hours at the jail
"most of his answers were fairly brief. he wasn't expanisve in his answer"
"Having reviewed what my understanding was of why I went into see him, I first wanted to understand if he had a mental illness and then I wanted to understand how sever that was. and then I wanted to understand what the category of the illness might be"
"It was my impression that he was mentally ill, that he was severely mentally ill, and that he had a psychotic illness"
Characteristics of longstanding illness were difficulty with interpersonal relationships
Woodcock said gunman also had "very unusual thoughts"
Judge instructs jury this is a limited reason for accepting this witness' testimony -- the NGRI plea
Woodcock asked gunman about his childhood
"He described his family as very standard, middle class, that he thought that he had solid parenting and a good family background"
"Any doubt in your mind that Mr. Holmes was psychotic these 4 days after the shooting?" "No"
Woodcock says he was assessing the "organization of his thinking"
"The psychosis was defined by 2 things principally. One was the delusional content of his thinking. And also by a tremendous emotional flattening. That his expression of emotion did not reflect his situation."
@Joey: I've ignored a lot of recent off-topic stuff that was clogging my work. If I get to them later, I will
"This mismatch between how he was expressing emotion and what i had heard about what he had done... led me to the conclusion that this was a very serious disorder"