"When I saw him, he was compensating in a lot of ways. He was suppressing emotions and using his considerable intellectual capacity to stay organized".. but by November, gunman was disorganized and much worse
Woodcock consulted with other doctors who conducted testing of the defendant
"he didn't refer to any being, power or god or devil or anything like that"
King asks if gunman felt "compelled or commanded to behave in certain ways?"
"He felt that his thoughts had power over him"
"Intelligence has nothing to do with it. this is a disease process"
"He had the delusion that killing people would protect him from himself".... "and he had this delusion that killing people would increase his own self-worth"
"His delusions were pushing him in that direction of acting out"
"The urge to resist treatment is wrapped up in some part of the delusional system"
@mandi: Yes, it is very different than the questioning style he used during cross-examinations, isn't it?!
King asks about gunman's need to keep shooting impersonal
"Very often there's a struggle that goes on between these different types of impulses"
"This is not, of course, how the brain is supposed to work"
Dr Woodcock says he doesn't agree in taking a piecemeal approach, and he needs a big picture in mind
"When you understand the diagnosis, it should be a plan to hang all the facts and make them coherent"
"I think (legal) sanity is an issue that absolutely requires that kind of understanding of the patient"