Witness Derick Spruel said he was sitting in the fourth row of the stadium seating area between his wife and Jesse Childress.
Witness Derick Spruel shown diagram of theater, with his notes on it. Exhibit #1168 admitted.
Witness Derick Spruel said his wife was hesitant about going to the theater because of a previous bad experience. They weren't sure where they were going because Jesse bought the tickets. On the way there, Spruel said his wife said "I do not want to go into that movie theater."
Witness Derick Spruel: "Jesse purchased the tickets for us."
Witness Derick Spruel on how he decided to go to the movie: "Jesse Childress called and asked if we wanted to go."
Prosecution calls Derick Spruel to testify.
- Judge's Order
Judge Samour: Due to the violent nature of the crime, showing gruesome photos will not unfairly influence the jurors.
Judge Samour calls for a recess.
@NH: I do not have an answer for that question. Our company does not have any radio stations here in Colorado. If you have your phone, you could stream over mobile though
- Judge's Order
Judge Samour says he will not ban gruesome photos from evidence. Jurors are not present in the courtroom.
@mrspeiff: We do not have a TV channel we can dedicate to this coverage for four months, but we're committed to the online live stream throughout the process.
@ConnieJ: Yes, after this live stream finishes today, it will change to a replay
The jury has left the courtroom for a short break.
Witness Munirih Gravelly dismissed by prosecution, defense declines to cross examine.
Witness Munirih Gravelly on exhibit #4726: "It's Jesse Childress."
Defense objects to question, wants foundation laid before witness describes photos.
Witness Munirih Gravelly on photo #2572: "It's a picture of the side of my head, looks like after they cleaned my face off but they hadn't washed the blood out of my hair."
Witness Munirih Gravelly shown document #1129: "It's a diagram of the theater."
Witness Munirih Gravelly: "It felt like a couple of days before we found out [that Jesse was dead] but I think it was actually Friday evening."
Pellet found in witness Munirih Gravelly's scalp about a month after the shooting. "There was a lot of scar tissue around it... they had to cut around everything and pull it out."
Witness Munirih Gravelly said her face was covered with blood, "But it was mostly someone else's." She initially thought the blood on the theater flood was a spilled soda.
Witness Munirih Gravelly on the ride to the hospital in a patrol car: "I remember the officer asked me what happened and I told him someone came in the theater and opened fire."
Prosecutor asked "Did Jesse make it out of the theater?" Witness Munirih Gravelly said, "No. I never saw him again after that."
Witness Munirih Gravelly said she didn't realize she was bleeding and "had holes" in her hand until she got outside.
Witness Munirih Gravelly: "There were a lot of people and emergency vehicles out there already. Police had us sit on the curb and they kept moving us further down the curb while they tried to separate the injured from the not-injured."
Witness Munirih Gravelly: "Jesse Childress, he was face down on the floor, and I asked Derick 'Is Jesse okay?' and he was shaking him but police were telling us to get out. I had to step over him to get out."
Witness Munirih Gravelly: "I was just waiting for [the gunfire] to stop again, but when it did, I still didn't want to get up. The movie stopped after the gunshots stopped and the lights came on."