Theater shooting DA scoffs at defense’s point on booby-trapped apartment

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A fired-up prosecutor laid into an argument made by the defense team in the Aurora theater shooting trial as the two counsels were questioning an Adams County bomb tech on Friday.

Sgt. James Gerdeman, who drove the bomb robot that entered the booby-trapped apartment of James Holmes moments after the July 20, 2012 shooting, was called by the Arapahoe County District Attorney's Office in the high-profile trial Friday morning. In her cross-examination of Gerdeman, defense attorney Katherine Spengler asked if most of the devices his team found were indeed incendiary, not explosive in nature.

"As we went through (the apartment), yes, that is correct," Gerdeman said.

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District attorney Rich Orman, who has been on this case since Day 1, used his opportunity to redirect, and pushed Gerdeman further through the door that he insisted Spengler opened.

In a fiery tone, Orman raised his voice over Spengler's objections, suggestion Holmes' collection of incendiary devices were meant to serve as one big explosive device.

"So could these materials make the incendiary devices that you talked about in cross examination even more effective (as an explosive)?" Orman asked.

"Yes it could," Gerdeman said.

"I have nothing further," Orman finished.

Spengler contested Orman's questions were leading, irrelevant and argumentative. Howeve3r, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr. overruled her multiple objections.

You can watch Orman's often sarcastic and snarky remarks above.

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