Dr Woodcock is being asked about the phrase "rescue delusion"
Woodcock confirms that term isn't in the DSM5
@TadGilbreath: Just keep in mind in these comments and discussions that doctors, you, anyone can believe this shooting wouldn't have happened if the defendant didn't have a mental illness but that is not the same as Colorado's law on legal insanity
Legal insanity is exclusively about the ability to know the difference between right and wrong, and forming intent
@Annie: Agreed, I want to pay attention to the testimony and not editing these comments
"I think that my conclusions are well supported by the information that I have cited"
@TadGilbreath: It has been at the center of our discussions for months. I know you're new to our chat, but please keep that in mind from here on out
This quote is directed at the core of the subject the jury needs to decide: "You concluded that he knew others would think it was wrong, right?" "That's different than knowing it was wrong by societal standards. His delusions prevented him from understanding that"
"When you say wrong by others, do you mean people who are not society?" Woodcock denies that, says that delusions were defendant's "operative basis for his behavior"
"He believed that they would not be harmed, that they would not mind being killed. That's what his delusion told him"
"he knew that what he was planning would take their lives, correct?" "Yes" "and he believed that they would resist those efforts?" "yes"
"He regretted that. He hadn't wanted to kill children. but if that was another price to be paid that it would still increase his worth"
"We have to ask, ultimately, what was going on at that time and what was the evidence that we have for understanding it" ... "A lot of the data, about his explanations for these things, was inconsistent - as I would expect it to be"