Hoover says her son became more focused after he met Lasamoa Cross
"he was so busy having fun with everything that he didn't really focus on the important things... but when Lasamoa came around, she kind of laid the hammer down... she helped him graduate, basically"
Cross was more than a year older than AJ
Lissome visited every friday night during AJ's senior year, while she was at CU Boulder
"He saw a future. He knew she was hit future and he had told her that too"
Hoover asked her son to refrain from having kids until after college
DA hands her disk with 2 minutes of video
The video shows "AJ being AJ" his mother says
Video includes AJ "planking"
Hoover says her son had a "rubber face" with stretchy skin and was able to make funny faces
AJ was a pep rally guy, getting the crowd excited
the video shows "AJ being a ball of happiness" she says
"I had him for 18 years and to know that i"m not going to have him be the father of one of my grand children or give me Lasamoa as a daughter in law or be here to be an uncle to his brother's children. I can't. There's a hole."
@RRose: I believe so. There's also screens on 3 walls in the theater
Hoover last saw her son the day before the shooting
AJ came by her work, and her house. She knew he was going to the movies after he watched Lasamoa do her hula
She convinced him to go to Diary Queen with her
"I was sleeping and my dog started barking, so I went and checked to see what she was barking at and his friend was at the door and told me to turn on the TV"
"I grabbed a picture off the wall, his graduation picture, and she drove me to Gateway HS"
"I didn't find out until about 16 and a half or 18 hours after. I got there about 1;30 or 2 in the morning. So I waited at the school with my family"
Gateway HS question, objection overruled
Gateway HS hosted an event, with teachers, friends, Lasamoa. "It was almost like a pep rally for AJ on the sunday following" the shooting. Over 1000 people attended
About 1200 attended the funeral
Objection to question about where AJ was buried.
Hoover ended up selling their home, moving away
Her other son is "dealing in his own way"