We can't even begin to imagine the weight pressing down on Arlene Holmes - the mother of 'suspected' Dark Knight Rises mass-murderer James Holmes - concerning her son's horrific actions…
In Friday's initial reports, Arlene supposedly responded to an ABC News reporter by stating:
"You have the right person… I need to call the police. I need to fly out to Colorado."
However, according to a statement issued today by Holmes' family, her words were taken out of context, and she never confirmed she knew her son to be a killer.
The statement alleges that Arlene was awakened by a phonecall in which a reporter asked if she was Arlene Holmes and if her son was James Holmes. She responded with "Yes, you have the right person."
According San Diego attorney Lisa J. Damiani, who issued Arlene's statement to the press, the family stands behind their son.
To read the full, official statement, click …AFTER THE JUMP.
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