- New Witness
Prosecution calls 6th witness: Prodeo Patria, 17. He was 14 at the time of the shooting.
Judge Samour on playing multiple 911 calls: "Each of these recordings was made by different people... If we were dealing with a crime that had one victim, it would be a different story... This evidence is illustrative... it does what testimony cannot do."
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Witness ChiChi Spruel on 911 tape: "Please come get us out of here, please."
Witness Chi Chi Spruel shown disc of the 911 calls she made.
Witness Chi Chi Spruel: "The person beside me seemed like his girlfriend or friend was injured... I just remember feeling terror... and thinking whoever was shooting was going through rows."
Witness ChiChi Spruel: "I remember screaming. I remember people screaming... I was just panicked."
Witness Chi Chi Spruel: "I remember my terror... my husband lying there with me and he wasn't moving... the panic... I remember calling 911 the first time."
Witness Chi Chi Spruel said she initially thought it was fireworks and saw a person with a massive head injury, but still thought it was fireworks.
Witness ChiChi Spruel: "I remember seeing the canister... I thought kids were playing pranks. Again I said to my husband, 'See, we shouldn't be here."
Witness Chi Chi Spruel: "It was rowdy... I said 'This is why I didn't want to come." However, she describes it as a good atmosphere, full of excited kids and adults.
"There were a lot of kids, so we were also trying to get away from the kids," ChiChi Spruel said about picking their seats.
Witness ChiChi Spruel said she looked for 4 seats together that weren't "too close to the screen."
- New Witness
Witness ChiChi Spruel called to the stand. She was with Jesse Childress, who died in the shooting.
Witness Derick Spruel dismissed from the witness stand without cross-examination.
- Judge's Order
Judge Samour sustained the objection.
Defense objected to questioning whether the witness attended funeral services for Jesse Childress.
Witness Derick Spruel: "They sent four people... to notify me what happened to Jesse."
Witness Derick Spruel on what he saw outside the theater: "I saw Aurora Police being awesome. They were in charge."
Witness Derick Spruel: "I was yelling his name, 'Jesse! Jesse!' and shaking him... I wanted him to come out with us."
Witness Derick Spruel: "I seen Jesse laying there. I started yelling his name. I shook him. I tried to pick him up. I couldn't pick him up."
Witness Derick Spruel: "We stayed there on the floor, I remember thinking I was looking back towards the aisle and thinking to myself 'If someone comes up that aisle I have to do something. Or I'm going to die.'"
Witness Derick Spruel: "Once the gunfire started back up we all stopped... I remember hearing someone... telling people to run. We could hear a lot of screams, people yelling people's names."
Witness Derick Spruel: "I just (pause) remember being really scared... once I identified the [sound of the] AR I was pretty sure someone was going to walk through the aisles."
Witness Derick Spruel: "I remember seeing... Jesse getting up... and then he went towards me and fell down."
Witness Derick Spruel said he had to fire M-16s and AR-15s in the military.
Witness Derick Spruel said he believed the canister was a prank at first, and tried to keep watching the movie.
When asked what he did to pass time before the movie, witness Derick Spruel chuckled and said "What Jesse and I always did... threw jokes back and forth."