James Holmes’s mother, Arlene, says that ABC twisted her words:
Reading a statement she attributed to James Holmes' mother, Arlene, San Diego-based attorney Lisa Damiani said Arlene Holmes' comment "You have the right person" to an ABC reporter referred to herself, not James Holmes as some media have suggested.
Arlene Holmes made the comment when the ABC reporter phoned her early Friday morning and asked if she was Arlene Holmes and if James Holmes was her son, Ms Damiani said. Her comment has been misconstrued to suggest she was not surprised by her son's alleged involvement in the shooting.
This is relevant because people have been saying that the mother knew her son was crazy.
I think the real portrait emerging of Holmes is that he gave off absolutely no evidence of schizophrenia or other type of mental health problems. I don’t think he's any more mentally ill than a Muslim suicide bomber. I think that Holmes’s Joker shtick is an act and that maybe he thinks the Joker is a really cool character (because nerds think stuff like that about comic book characters), but he knows that his Joker shtick is an act and that he’s not really the Joker.