Holmes’s mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement

Dylan Byers


Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, “you have the right person,” was a reference to her son.

“This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time,” Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. “He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered yes, you have the right person. I was referring to myself.”…

…ABC News is standing by its reporting and rebutting Arlene Holmes’ claim in a new article about the family’s decision to stand by its son

The complete article is at Politico. At the site are links to full coverage of the crime and photos of Obama’s visit to Aurora.

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