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|DENVER Andre Schurrle Germany Jersey , the United States, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Autopsy reports triggered tears and anguish from jurors and family members at the end of the fourth week of the James Holmes mass murder trial on Saturday.
The prosecution continued its unrelenting display of evidence and expert testimony, and filled the courtroom with tears showing X-rays of 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan's bullet-hit body.
Since the trial began a month ago, prosecutors have shown 2,085 pieces of evidence and called 51 victims to the stand according to Arapahoe District Attorney George Brauchler.
Arapahoe County Coroner Kelly Lear-Kaul Thursday showed black-and-white images of a bullet fragment lodged in Veronica's pelvis and a breathing tube paramedics inserted trying to keep her alive, as jurors watched in stunned silence. In a powerful courtroom display, Lear-Kaul used a mannequin to show jurors the life-ending wounds Veronica sustained.
Veronica's father Toni Kroos World Cup Jersey , Ian Sullivan, leaned forward and bowed his head, as tears flowed and deep breaths were heard throughout the courtroom.
Lear-Kaul performed five autopsies in two days following the July 20, 2012 shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
James Holmes, 27, a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, plead "not guilty by reason of insanity" to avoid the death penalty in the carefully-planned massacre.
Patricia Hopkins Thomas Muller World Cup Jersey , a chemist of the Aurora Police Department Crime Lab, who worked on the autopsies with Lear-Kaul, showed the courtroom Wednesday evidence from dead victims she obtained.
Hopkins showed the court a ticket stub from deceased 23-year-old Micayla Medek, then bullets from her spine, chest, hip, knee Shkodran Mustafi World Cup Jersey , abdomen, and left lung.
Hopkins also performed autopsies on John Larimer, 27, Jesse Childress, 29, and Jonathan Blunk, 26.
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More pages of evidence were produced by the prosecution this week, including receipts for 10 magazines Holmes purchased for his Glock handgun, and an expensive, $600 blue-tooth headphone systems he bought at Target 10 days before the shooting.
Inside the black $350 "tactical" helmet he bought Sami Khedira World Cup Jersey , Holmes rigged his headphones to blast techno-music when he entered the theater and unloaded hundreds of bullets into the unsuspecting audience.
More gripping testimony from witnesses was heard this week from moviegoer Marcus Kizzar, who, in the chaos, heard a woman screaming, "help me I'm going to die."
He helped the woman stand and flee the scene, then found his wife who was "covered in blood". Both survived the shooting.
Brauchler Thursday indicated that in the next month, prosecutors will call mental health experts to testify about court-ordered evaluations Holmes underwent before the trial began.
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SYDNEY, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has slashed the ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions due to the risk of a downturn in property prices in Australia.
In a statement, S&P said on Monday that the Australian economy is out of balance, and forewarned a severe shock to the market if property prices plunged, leaving credit providers with substantial debt.
""To reflect the increased risk, we have lowered our assessment of the stand-alone credit profiles (SACP's) of almost all financial institutions in Australia,"" the S&P statement said.
However Max Kruse World Cup Jersey , the major financial institutions in Australia escaped the downgrade, with the Federal Government's Budget that was delivered earlier this month credited with allowing Australia to hold on to its triple-A rating, and therefore ensuring that the top-tier banks were also spared any ratings cut.
Chris Weston, chief market analyst at IG, told Xinhua that these smaller institutions still need to attract funding through the wholesale market, which means debt must be issued.
""If you have a lower credit rating, you are going to have to pay more for it Matthias Ginter World Cup Jersey ,"" Weston said.
""The issue today is that the market is obviously putting a connection between the equity and the credit, and whilst their outlook is being assessed, and if they have to borrow, it is at a time where the wholesale market is a lot more expensive and ultimately that will be passed on to consumers.""
With the primary reason for the downgrade being the escalating concerns of a property price plummet in the major metropolitan centers of Sydney and Melbourne, the ratings agency also warned of the perils of increased private sector debt, which when combined could lead to a catastrophic collapse.
""With residential home loans securing about two-thirds of banks' lending assets, the impact of such a scenario on financial institutions would be amplified by the Australian economy's external weaknesses Mats Hummels World Cup Jersey , in particular its persistent current account deficits and high level of external debt."" the S&P statement said.
A number of recent actions by Australian regulators to mitigate the price pressure concerns have begun to take effect, with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority recently determining that lenders could only issue higher-risk interest-only loans in up to 30 percent of their total mortgages taken out.
""We consider that recent and possible further actions by the Australian authorities should aid in an unwinding of the imbalances in an orderly fashion, as has generally been the case in the past several cycles in Australia,"" the S&P stateme.