It was made painfully obvious when his mother, Arlene Holmes, was contacted by ABC news. She said that her her son was likely the culprit, saying, “You have the right person”. She then added, “I need to call the police… I need to fly out to Colorado”.
How could she not after making that statement! Think about it. If you were contacted and asked about your child being a suspect in a mass shooting, most people would naturally reply, “not my child” or “I don’t believe it” or “You’ve made a mistake”.
To answer with, “You have the right person” indicates that Colorado Shooter James Holmes family knew he had issues.
(The suspects Mom., Arlene Holmes, is now claiming, via her lawyer, that her comments were taken out of context. She is saying that the ,’ You have the right person” comment was said when she was identifying herself. Still seems odd. If one answers the phone, I could someone saying that (maybe) but to then follow it up with the next sentence just doesn’t seem quite right.)
In any case, it is apparent that Homes had issues. What were they?
He grew up in an affluent surroundings, was educated and many who knew him claim they did not see the warning signs that he would become a mass murderer. So what happened to the 24 year old?
Profilers will tell you that whatever went wrong with James Holmes, it didn’t happen overnight. And although there were not outward indicators to many, or so they claim, there was still something very significant in his behavior for his own mother to say, “You have the right person”. It’s hard to swallow the, “he was nice” routine.
So what was it? Drugs? Some say that Holmes was seen smoking marijuana outside his apartment.
Pornography? He allegedly put up a profile on Adult Friend Finder not too long before his murderous spree. In the photo, that TMZ obtained, he asks, “Will you visit me in Prison”.
The photo appears to be Holmes, complete with his red hair – the same color his hair was painted when he was arrested.
When this author tried to obtain it from the website, his profile had already been removed. A woman complained to the site because she was matched with him. Adult Friend Finder has allegedly traced the profile to someone in Aurora, CO.
Even if Holmes dabbled or was heavily into drugs and porn as some people are, the majority do not become mass murderers.
School troubles? We hear that he could not find a job, even with his advanced education, so he enrolled in grad school for his Phd and was in the process of dropping out. So what? Many other Americans can’t find a job either!
He started stockpiling guns and ammo two months ago. His gun club membership was rejected and the club’s owner described his behavior as “bizarre”. And he didn’t even really know him! So how are all the signs so cleverly hidden from people that do know him.
We know his family is traumatized but many people are wondering why they are not speaking out. What do they know?
It’s important to know what triggered him. His mother, a registered nurse, should understand this. That will not only help our country heal, it will also help mental health professionals update their profiles so that we can work toward preventing this absolutely senseless violence.
What did his family notice about him? Was he into weapons prior to the shooting? Did he have “weird” fantasies about killing others. Did he have a Batman fetish? His family appears to know more than they are sharing!
And it does start with his family. If Colorado Shooter James Holmes family knew he had issues, and all indicators point toward the fact that they do, what steps were taken to get him help or to commit him?