Fire department medic Bert Herrera: "They were basically screaming into the radio. I guess they were frustrated because they couldn't get enough rigs there."
Fire department medic Bert Herrera said on the radio he could hear crews saying "We need rescue, we need rescue!"
- New Witness
Prosecution calls Bert Herrera, Firefighter/Medic for the City of Aurora.
Judge Samour denies the defense's motion. Prosecution has a right to put on its case regardless of what the defense stipulates.
Defense says they do not dispute the events inside the theater and argues going through every victim's account is unfairly prejudicial and ingratiating to the jury.
Judge Samour: "What the law worries about is that you are presenting evidence to get the jurors' sympathy."
The prosecution is arguing for right to allow testimony about the ongoing/future medical treatment of victims.
Court resumes at approx. 2pm
Christina Blache excused from the witness stand. Judge Samour calls recess until 2 p.m.
Jury question: "Did you see the gunman?"
Jury question: "Were there any empty seats?"
Blache: "At the beginning yes, later no."
Jury question: "When the canister was thrown was the theater full of patrons?" Blache said yes.
@bee17 Judge Samour has estimated that the trial will take 4-5 months.
Christina Blache was shot twice in the right leg and once in the left leg. The femur in her right leg was shattered. Hospitalized at Swedish for "A month and a day."
@Bee17: They are allowed to take notes, but the court will destroy the notes after they reach a verdict
Christina Blache testified that she was at the hospital for just minutes before she went into surgery. "I ended up having approximately 5 surgeries," Blache said.
Christina Blache on ride to hospital: "When they went to take off there was so much stuff blocking the area... he jumped the curb." She was later pulled from the backseat of the patrol car and put into an ambulance.
Christina Blache: "I told them I wouldn't go until [Jasmine] was gone. She was my responsibility."
Christina Blache said emergency crews accidentally dropped her on another victim.
Christina Blache "I definitely know... it was a similar weapon to what I shot in the military... an M16 S2."
Christina Blache described the sound of the gunfire: "There were some that were very rapid and some that sound short and like a 'boom!'"
Christina Blache said her jeans were shredded, she "twisted and twisted" the fabric to make a tourniquet, so "I wouldn't bleed to death."
Christina Blache: "As I was standing up I just felt a snap in my left leg. At that point I realized I'd been shot in the left leg as well. I actually fell on Edgar."
Christina Blache: "There's gunfire a lot of the time and at one point it went silent." Blache said that's when several of her friends decided to run, and tried to get her to come.
Christina Blache said she reached for 'Sully' and saw he had a blood spot on his head, but couldn't reach him.
Christina Blache said she was shot in the leg before she could get up. "Everybody's screaming... 'I've been shot... I've been hit.'" Blache said she's heard that before, in Iraq, but had never been shot before.
Christina Blache said she was sitting right next to Alex "Sully" Sullivan, who was killed the shooting.