Jury Deliberates Case Of Suspected School Shooter
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A jury is deliberating in the case of a man charged with opening fire at Deer Creek Middle School in 2010. Two students were hurt and the suspect faces 15 charges.
Jurors need to decide whether Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood knew the difference between right and wrong at the time of the shooting.
On Tuesday jurors were reviewing some transcripts and video interviews with Eastwood after they had some questions.
The defense has established that Eastwood is mentally ill. But psychologists testified in court that it doesn’t necessarily mean that Eastwood didn’t know the difference between right and wrong on the day of the shooting.
The defense argued that Eastwood is a very sick man who was delusional and is not guilty by reason of insanity.
Prosecutors say that Eastwood planned the shooting and his actions were deliberate and thought out. That includes from the time he loaded the gun to getting in the car and driving to the school. Prosecutors say he was trying to seek revenge on the school, where he felt he never fit in.