6:52 AM AKDT, July 24, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- An attorney for the family of alleged theater shooter, James Holmes, says statements made the morning of the shooting have been taken out of context.
Attorney Lisa Damiani read the following statement written by Jame's mother, Arlene:
"This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter from ABC on July 20 about 5:54 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora, Colorado, at that time. 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. I asked him to tell me why he was calling, and he told me about a shooting in Aurora. He asked for a comment. I told him I could not comment because I did not know if the person he was talking about was my son, and I would need to find out."