When San Diegan James Holmes opened fire in a Colorado movie theater in 2012, killing 12 people and injuring 70 others, the mass murder struck a punch to the collective heart of our nation.
It rocked our sense of security and went down in the history books as the largest number of casualties in a shooting in our nation’s history.
Holmes is now serving 12 consecutive life sentences without parole, plus 3,318 years in prison.
Four years later, his mother, Arlene Holmes is speaking out for the first time exclusively to 10News anchor Kimberly Hunt.
She condemns her son’s actions and wants to keep the focus on the victims. But she’s coming forward in this month of Mental Health Awareness to bring a message she hopes will change lives for thousands of others.