Jurors have several questions for Prof. Vijayaraghavaen. They have been excused while Judge Samour considers them.
Prosecutor asks Prof. Vijayaraghavaen whether the defendant wore glasses in 2012. Prof. Vijayaraghavaen says he did not.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen confirms it was the defendant's decision to leave the program.
Yes, @Kristle, here's what I wrote after the preliminary hearing: The sighting is "According to testimony from Steven Beggs, Holmes had already dyed his hair when he bought a scope at a Gander Mountain store on July 1."
@Kristle: I'd have to check my notes... But I think it may have been during a purchase
@MädísönLücäs: My understanding is that the court has determined that doctor-patient confidentiality is invalidated by a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity." Also, they revealed during opening statements that the notebook was sent to the doctor but intended for family.
@Sdm: I think she does! But Marshall says she always sounds like that.
@NT8: She is Tamara Brady, Chief Deputy Public Defender.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen agrees the defendant went through 30-minute interviews with 7 faculty members during the admission process for CU Denver.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen agrees that the defendant came out of his undergraduate program with good grades and good test scores. The defendant also had 3 letters of recommendation from respected sources.
Defense Attorney Tamara Brady is now cross-examining Prof. Vijayaraghavaen.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen on the defendant's career ambitions: "He expressed interest in being an academic scientist."
@debitwo: We will try to get to your question before court resumes!
During the next court recess, Marshall and the rest of our team will take a few minutes to try to answer your questions. Please send them in, and we'll talk about your questions during the next break.
Thank you for the questions you asked. We'll post a video to Marshall's anchors in a few moments
Judge Samour says he believes it is important to let the jury see evidence of the alleged deterioration of the gunman's mental health
Judge Samour calls afternoon break.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said the defendant's demeanor was consistent during his time in the program - as far as he could tell in his limited contact.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said the defendant's demeanor was the same... "devoid of effort."
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen: "I think it ended quite cordially."
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen testified that he told the defendant he did poorly on the prelims and asked if this was the line of work he wanted to pursue. At that point, the defendant said he was going to leave the program.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen sent an email to the defendant after getting the results of his prelims. They met later in his office. "It was a short meeting. Much shorter than I anticipated."
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said success in research programs depends on self-motivation, reasoning skills and the ability to learn on their own.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen testified there was also an issue with the defendant's rotations. He knew one professor would not take him and was talking to other professors to see if they would take him.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said the defendant was given the chance to retake "prelims" after not performing well.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said the defendent's presentations were "mechanical" but lacked enthusiasm.
Prof. Vijayaraghavaen said the defendant was always courteous but withdrawn. Came across as a person who was introverted and socially awkward.