Mother of Colo. Theater Shooter Speaks Out For First Time Since Trial
Arlene Holmes says she hopes to help other parents see warning signs.By Eugene Daniels | May 14, 2016
"Some people find that hard to believe. That I didn't know what I was looking at was mental illness," Arlene Holmes told KGTV.
The mother of the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter James Holmes is speaking out for the first time since her son was sentenced to life in prison last year. Arlene Holmes says she came forward because May is Mental Health Awareness Month and hopes to help other parents see warning signs before it's too late.
"If I don’t deliver this message, I do dishonor the victims, because I've been given this opportunity to speak to you, and I need to be brave and take the risk of criticism and go ahead and tell people: This is what he was like," Holmes said.