Aurora movie theater shooting day 54: Prosecution hopes to move to next sentencing phase
Day 54 in the Aurora movie theater shooting trial – People vs. James Eagan Holmes. Today, prosecutors hope to move on to the second phase of the sentencing hearing. The jury found Holmes, the admitted gunman, was sane when he went into the midnight premiere of the Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater and opened fire on the audience, killing 12 and wounding 70. 7NEWS and TheDenverChannel.com will have gavel to gavel coverage of the trial starting at 8:15 a.m. (MST) everyday and ending around 5:30 p.m. (MST) Watch new live video on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/7NewsDenver/live Additional resources:LIVE VIDEO & BLOG: http://bit.ly/theatertrialTIMELINE of the case: http://bit.ly/theatertimelineJURY PROFILE: http://bit.ly/theaterjury CONTINUING COVERAGE: http://bit.ly/theatercoverage
A lot of folks here post opinions as facts. A lot.
by Clancy7/23/2015 10:42:23 PM
"He who angers you conquers you" ~ Sister Elizabeth Kenny
by Resa7/23/2015 10:42:26 PM
I left, but came back and well now i just ignore people lol
by Tara7/23/2015 10:42:37 PM
Guess this really shows the defense in their desperation. The only person so far that made any sense was the friend.
by happy7/23/2015 10:44:27 PM
Where are his roommates from college? They would actually know something about him.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 10:44:30 PM
@Resa.....yes! so easy to just ignore...don't understand the angst here...
by A.L. 7/23/2015 10:44:32 PM
ORMAN slam time!
by NT87/23/2015 10:44:34 PM
its funny reading the conversations with the bickering and such. According to that poll Anica put out earlier, we're apparently all adults and yet this chat sometimes reminds me of days when i used to play video games online... lol
by colo7/23/2015 10:44:40 PM
I hope I am always angry about mass murder, and never lose my sense of outrage
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 10:44:45 PM
I think he is number 6 or 7 now
by Tara7/23/2015 10:44:46 PM
@Tara - right. Bottom line: don't take the bait.
by MyraJ7/23/2015 10:44:48 PM
I saw the demographics of the chat room. Looks like we are all adults here so y'alls bickering needs to stop!
by caz7/23/2015 10:45:13 PM
Orman is dead on. Relevance?
by wp7/23/2015 10:45:27 PM
I'm trying to see a logical progression toward insanity here...IMHO it's the only thing that will save Jimmy's life...so far, all I'm seeing is a somewhat withdrawn, smart kid who lived within a small circle of friends pretty normally...what the heck is the DT thinking...they needed to grab the jury by the b@ll$ right up front and held on for dear life. I know they didn't have much to work with in the trial and Phase One but this is getting desperate
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:46:18 PM
You cant have light without heat
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 10:46:21 PM
oops I meant spot on
by wp7/23/2015 10:46:22 PM
@Resa..."Speak Softly But Carry A Big Stick" Teddy Roosevelt
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:46:56 PM
All jokes aside, I can't figure out what the DT is trying to do. Trying to show he was a nice kid? Trying to show he was a normal kid? None of these witnesses have been close enough to really say anything definitive.
by Sophiamtn@gmail.com7/23/2015 10:47:03 PM
Agree, NT*--that was a very good catch by Mr. Orman.
by flip7/23/2015 10:47:04 PM
Didn't they say the DT has like 60 or so of these types of witness? I am not sure I can stay awake for all of them.
by vt7/23/2015 10:47:08 PM
How nice.Jimmie gets a walk down memory lane before he is carted off to Camp Prison!!
by TMT7/23/2015 10:48:29 PM
Don't think that this video should be admitted, The counselor doesn't know who made it or when or if it was staged?
by happy7/23/2015 10:48:31 PM
Hey People, can we focus on the trial. Can we discuss the merits of the witnesses so far? We know the parents will be testifying- but are there any others that are likely to provide deeper insights than what has been presented so far?
by Mr.D. 7/23/2015 10:48:37 PM
Oooops, I should have said logical progression toward mental illness
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:48:47 PM
I have yet to hear anything that even slightly mitigates the seriousness of the crimes JH committed. I'm no big DP advocate, but his def team is doing him no favors if he really wants LWOP.
by Lori Butterfield7/23/2015 10:48:56 PM
@vt I don't hold out much hope that the jury can either.
by MyraJ7/23/2015 10:49:09 PM
not that i know of VT they only mentioned 7 , but maybe they just meant 7 for today.
by Tara7/23/2015 10:49:13 PM
@vt, I already fell asleep and it doesn't look like I've missed anything! ;)
by Suzi7/23/2015 10:49:14 PM
CAZ I will be 70 this year, it is me being "bullied" for my differences. It has been vicious, at times. Just told to quit causing trouble by blogger and what has become a DP advocate mob, of some sorts. I don't like it, but I am trying to show some kind of diversity in examination of the trial events.
by okx7/23/2015 10:49:29 PM
Its not looking good for Mr. This Guy
by Tiki Torch7/23/2015 10:49:59 PM
Question: is being mentally ill CURRENTLY a reason for LWOP? Can't the defense just try to show he is currently mentally ill?
by MyraJ7/23/2015 10:50:03 PM
Yes, 7 for today
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:50:04 PM
How does an introvert work with kids?
by LoriJ7/23/2015 10:50:06 PM
@7 did the DT say how many witnesses they have for this phase?
by colo7/23/2015 10:50:10 PM
@Colo - I believe they said about 60 total.
by anica.padilla7/23/2015 10:50:37 PM
Mental illness is a mitigating factor IIRC
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:51:14 PM
Why would you assume that anyone who disagrees with you is a DP advocate? That's assuming facts not in evidence.
by Suzi7/23/2015 10:51:22 PM
Wow really?? Jeez... I was hoping that was incorrect...
by colo7/23/2015 10:51:24 PM
Hurry Hurry jury needs to leave soon!
by Ann7/23/2015 10:51:26 PM
Indeed, fellow Lori! :-)
by Lori Butterfield7/23/2015 10:51:27 PM
@PA Watcher--This is definitely not the OJ Simpson Dream Team up here...I can just imagine King gettin' after it while they roll the November 2012 video: "If he had a fit, you must acquit!"
by flip7/23/2015 10:51:35 PM
If Higgs doesn't quit stretching she just might ending up being an adult instead of a little girl pretending to be lawyer.
by JW7/23/2015 10:52:03 PM
I thought the jury wanted to leave @ 4:30. Juror forfeited break to get out of there by 5:00!
by LoriJ7/23/2015 10:52:04 PM
I want so badly for Higgs to start scoring...but this isn't even the Bart Simpson Dream Team so far
by PA Watcher7/23/2015 10:54:46 PM
Higgs might want to avoid the words "'open fire ""