DENVER (AP) - 9:30 a.m. MDT
DENVER (AP) — 9:30 a.m. MDT
A technical glitch has interrupted attempts to show jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial another segment of a video of defendant James Holmes being interviewed by a state-appointed psychiatrist.
After a few minutes of garbled sound and stop-and-start video Friday, Judge Carlos Samour called for a break with characteristic humor, saying he hoped non-lawyers could sort out the problem.
District Attorney George Brauchler opened Dr. William Reid's second day of testimony by asking him about his laid-back interviewing style. The psychiatrist says it's aimed at getting as much information as possible from his subjects without being limited by assumptions.
Reid also offered general impressions of Holmes, including that the defendant showed flashes of humor and wit.
Reid conducted nine interviews totaling 22 hours with Holmes. He concluded Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane at the time of the attack.
Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.