Gunman discovered that thinking about homicidal thoughts reduced severity of suicidal thoughts, Woodcock said
Woodcock defined intrusive thoughts as "The thoughts seem to come and we cannot control them"
Edson says he wants to make a 5-min objection about an upcoming witness
Judge says we'll do that at the end of the day, since the witness is tomorrow
Lunch recess, Marshall interviewing David Beller before we do some replay.
I just figured out what was wrong on this end. The wrong clip was playing, so that was why it just jumped around. Sorry
@flip: We've discussed having other kinds of experts, but we aren't in the "color commentary" business. We're in the informational business
@TammyGarrison: That should be about right
@Tjq: This is recorded. We should go live in a few minutes
Judge is back now to start the afternoon session
Ready to bring in the jury!
King resumes his questioning
"Did you ask him how this anxiety manifested itself.. in middle school?" "Yes. I didn't have to ask him a lot about that, he volunteered that the anxiety caused him not to want to speak to people"
"he trained himself to speak to people in spite of his anxiety" so as to not appear strange
"He indicated that (anxiety) continued to increase, basically, through all of this time" (middle school thru grad school)
"He felt barraged and that had to do with the ongoing interactions that were part of the graduate school curriculum and so he felt barraged by the anxiety"
Gunman also told Woodcock about "para-suicide" cutting of his wrists with cardboard
Woodcock says gunman's thoughts of suicide as a child is "very significant" and doesn't happen a lot
Woodcock says it could be considered a schizotypal kind of disorder, even at that age (much earlier than that is typically diagnosed)
Woodcock reads from notes that gunman thought of "homicide against everybody or else the world"... "This was a general impulse or an urge to kill people"