If these actually save to full size when saved, they’re actually quite large from me scanning them in my TIME Magazines. They’re actually quite amazingly clear up close. I love them :)
People’s motion GRANTED.
"During any capital sentencing hearing, the defendant may NOT present any opinion evidence from any person that he wishes the defendant’s life to be spared…"
Well WE will get OUR opinion about this out there!
Family members and friends of the Aurora movie theater gunman will not be allowed to ask jurors to spare his life, the judge overseeing his murder case ruled Friday.
Prosecutors had asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to prevent supporters of James Holmes from testifying at trial about their opinions on the death penalty, which prosecutors are seeking against Holmes. While family and friends will be allowed to give testimony about Holmes’ character, Samour agreed with prosecutors that opinions about the death penalty will not be allowed.
Survivors of the shooting and victims’ families will also not be allowed to tell jurors whether they think Holmes should be executed, Samour noted in his order.
"Since victim impact witnesses may not opine about the proper sentence," Samour wrote in the order, “defense witnesses likewise should not be heard on what sentence the jury should impose.”
The order was one of three Samour issued on Friday dealing with the kinds of things jurors can hear at the trial — which is now set to begin in October and could last months.
The two other orders deal with information gleaned during the independent psychiatric exams of Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. In one order, Samour ruled that jurors should not hear any evidence that was used to determine Holmes is currently mentally competent to stand trial.
In a second order, Samour ruled that statements Holmes made during the exams can be admitted at trial, so long as jurors are instructed only to consider the statements when deciding whether Holmes was sane at the time of the crime. Defense attorneys had argued that jurors would likely be tempted to think about the statements when deciding whether to sentence Holmes to death.
"…it is "very clear that Mr. Holmes’ appreciation of the wrongfulness of his actions were significantly impaired (from a clinical perspective) as a result of his psychotic thinking” See D-188.”
Dear Tam and Dan (if by any miraculous chance that you’re reading this),
You guys know what to do. Please let Samour know that James has been healing and on meds (because I know that you both advocate for his proper treatment) and that it would be utterly unjust to let him slip back into…Do they take them off any meds for these evaluations then? :( This could do real harm to Jimmy’s progress of hopefully getting somewhat better.
If Jimmy has been stabilized on meds (which is possible since he’s been more ‘alert’ in the past few hearings, acknowledged his Dad, etc.) that have abated his psychosis, it benefits him to go back into psychosis to “pass” the new sanity evaluation. Tam and Dan will have to consult w/ his psych team to remove his meds so that he can be sick again and pass, which is awful for him and 100% wrong and inhumane.
But if my suspicions will ring true, these crooked psych Dr.s will be paid off by the psychopathic, blood-lusting prosecution to say that James “failed” and is sane. I can just about bet where this is heading…
Samour obviously sides w/ the Prosecution.
This trial reeks of BS….already.
We need desperately for the jury to save James in the end.
They’re our last hope.