Dr. Metzner will be allowed to give expert testimony on psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
Public Defender Tamara Brady: "Were you hired by either side?"
Dr. Metzner: "I was not."
Dr. Metzner previously testified that he gunman was legally sane, but said the shooter does suffer from a mental disease or defect.
Dr. Metzner said the gunman suffered from a serious mental illness on July 20, 2012.
Dr. Metzner conducted the first sanity evaluation of the gunman. Metzner interviewed him in August 2013 for about 25 hours. His evaluation was later thrown out and Dr. William Reid conducted a second evaluation.
Dr. Metzner diagnosed the gunman as having schizoaffective disorder. Says it is equally serious and persistent as schizophrenia.
Dr. Metzner says the gunman was "genetically loaded" to suffer from mental disorders.
Dr. Metzner: "By definition if you're delusional, that's a psychotic symptom."
Dr. Metzner: "There [are] very psychotic writings in the notebook... about the human capital delusion."
Dr. Metzner on video of the gunman in jail cell in Nov. 2012: "What you see... is consistent with symptoms of a serious mental illness."
Dr. Metzner: "You see two kinds of feces-smearers... one kind is not mentally ill at all... they're doing it to annoy others." Metzner felt the gunman's incident was a symptom of psychosis.
Dr. Metzner said he has not seen other patients lick the walls and felt that was also a symptom of the gunman's psychosis.