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James Holmes' Family

WE STAND BY OUR SON

7/23/2012 12:52 PM PDT UPDATED: 7/23/2012 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Holmes' family stands by their son -- this according to the family's lawyer.

The lawyer spoke moments ago during a new conference in San Diego -- and when asked if James' family supports him, the lawyer replied, "Yes, they do. He's their son."

The Holmes' family lawyer addressed the media to clarify a recent ABC report, in which James' mother Arlene allegedly identified her son as the mass murderer, saying, "You have the right person."

The lawyer read a statement on Arlene's behalf -- claiming Arlene had replied "You have the right person" in reference to herself ... when the reporter asked if she was Arlene Holmes, mother of James Holmes.

Arlene's statement continues, "At this time, we will not be discussing James and his relationship to the family."

As for the original report -- ABC News says it stands by its story.

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46.

j    

"We need to talk about Kevin".

Movie with Tilda Swinton and John C.Reilly.
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Just watched this on DVD....

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Very timely movie in light on James Holmes.

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Makes you think about his Mom...sad for her.

719 days ago
47.

The Mommy Psychologist    

As a child psychologist and a mom, I can't help but think about James Holmes' mother. Did she help create a monster or was she just as loving to her son as I am to mine. I've been asking readers: What would you do if you were James Holmes mother? I'd love to know your response:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/07/23/what-if-you-were-the-mother-of-james-holmes/

719 days ago
48.

Cheetara    

He looks like Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo with a bad wig!

719 days ago
49.

Darius    

What would make prosecutor's case against John Holmes not a slam dunk:
There were no gunshot residue on the body or clothing John Holmes was wearing during his arrest.
There were no thumb prints on any of the explosive device or wiring found in his apartment.
another set of finger prints were found in John Holmes apartment but they were not his.
A security cam caught the image of two men wearing the same "SWAT" outfit and the one slightly taller looks like supporting the body o like a limp man.
Forensic still cannot determine what the drug is that was found in John Holmes blood taken after the arrest, that made him appear to be in a trance state for a long time.

719 days ago
50.

Kristoferian    

I can understand standing by their son if say, he killed one person in an assault or something, but standing by your son after he killed 12 and injured more, that's just insane

719 days ago
51.

Cheetara    

What ever happened to loving your children UNCONDITIONALLY? They didn't ask for this to happen to them, just like his victims didn't. I'm sure if they knew they were about to be thrust into the media they would rather it be for something positive.
Just goes to show, for some of you, when the tough get going your azzes are high tailing it out.

719 days ago
52.

Courtney    

Something seems off about this press conference to me. They hired an attorney to set the record straight on the mom's statement that they "had the right person" Way to look out for number 1 mom. I'm sure they realize how many people are affected by this tragedy, that fact that that's what the mom called a press conference for seems so cold to me. They couldn't add on live TV how horrified they are? A few more words to the victim's family? Anything?

719 days ago
53.

Courtney    

Actually.. It has to be incredibly difficult to be his parent . Anyone ever see the movie 'Beautiful Boy'? It reminds me of this guy's parents & what they might be going through. The mother carried this baby for 9 months, gave birth, changed his diapers, watched him grow up, nurtured him, fed him, bathed him, watched him graduate high school.. college.. and then he does something like this. What do you do? I guarantee she's blaming herself. "What did I do wrong? Did I miss warning signs?" We don't know what his family like was & I doubt we'll never know but this is just a tragedy to the fullest extent to that family. I'm sure she didn't raise him to be a psychopathic mass murderer

719 days ago
54.

robyn    

Honestly, I know as a parent - yes a parent will stand by their child. This is such a parents nightmare I am sure-they thought their child was going off to college to make them proud and where he would get his degree. But, instead went off the deep end related to what..... who knows for sure. Which you will never know how that child is going to turn out until they grow up. I also, think he was heavily sedated in court. My bets is they must have given him some very strong anti-psychotic drugs. Which might help explain his sleepy demeanor. Such a sad situation for everyone involved.

719 days ago
55.

Macker1283    

It was obviously that the mother was referring to herself when she said "you have the right person." The media runs with something that doesn't even make sense because it was a good story. Why would the mother know they had the right person in terms of her son? Crappy journalism at its finest.

719 days ago
56.

DD    

ABC News already had to apologize for insinuating that Holmes was a member of the local tea party. LOL Like they are going to apologize for misreporting this as well. Bet they won't play the recording either to show they were wrong. What happen to journalistic standards? Just make it up to get the headline? Way to fact check. Brian Ross and ABC used to be better than this.

719 days ago
57.

RobN    

So ABC stands by its story. Is this the same ABC who incorrectly identified the shooter as a middle aged member of the Tea Party and then had to take it all back when actual reporting by other networks pointed out that they had their head up their ass?

719 days ago
58.

JB    

He's wasted because their letting them sedate him in jail. Why would they give this guy ANYTHING? He doesn't deserve to be the drunk who gets to sit and veg out and not have to deal with what he did. But I garauntee they are loading him up to keep him calm, basically teaching him how to get what he wants. Put the ass in general population

719 days ago
59.

el polacko    

ABC "news" also reported that the shooter was a tea-party member so 'sticking to their story' doesn't mean much unless you are into blatant lies. they tried to make the mother's comment into something that dip**** moron, diane sawyer, called "chilling" when all the mom was saying that yes, she's the person they were seeking. ABC should be embarrassed.

719 days ago
60.

Kari    

In what way do they support their son? Are they planning to pay all the legal fees, and the cost of keeping him in prison for the rest of his sorry life? Or do we, the taxpayers, get to pay for everything while they support him? It would have been ok to say we love him, but we do not support what he has done. But I certainly don't agree with their comments about supporting him.

719 days ago
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