CO - James Holmes Trial - *Penalty Phase* #3

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From witness stand, James Holmes' dad tries to bridge an unfathomable gulf
By Ann O'Neill, Ana Cabrera and Sara Weisfeldt, CNN
Wed July 29, 2015

Centennial, Colorado (CNN)On the 58th day of his son's capital murder trial, Robert Holmes took the witness stand on Tuesday and repeatedly tried to make eye contact with the mentally ill young man he still calls "Jimmy."

He spoke of his son's idyllic boyhood in Castroville, a small California town south of San Jose that treasured its children. He described the social awkwardness and isolation that came with a move at 12 to a bigger city, San Diego. The boy once surrounded by a pack of friends suddenly had no one.

But he still had soccer, and he still had school. "He still had a family that loved him," the elder Holmes testified.

He looks back now at that move as a pivotal time in his son's life. There was a before and an after. Before is the Oak Hills neighborhood, near Monterey. After is San Diego.


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Have a safe trip Zoey! We will miss you!


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I missed yesterday. did Mum and Dad testify?

We had a lot of testimony from the dad. Right from the birth of the shooter up till present day. George Brauchler was cross examining him when court ended for the day. He will be back today as well as the mother.

We also have to sit through the remainder of the videoed testimony that was recorded last Friday when the jury were sent home. The poorly juror is better but other jury members are now getting sick.


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Have a good trip Zoey. Hope your sister's surgery goes well.
Thank you. Interesting dilemma. Want a drink need to wait till 6--feel like I'm in Georgia and it's Sunday ,🍷😩
 

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Good Morning Friends, Good Evening Maisie!
Thinking of you Zoey!
 

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They're replaying the VMs of Dad to the gunman. One he said it's Memorial Day. At that time the gunman was already preparing the shooting and had bought some of the gear by the end of May! No wonder why he never answered dad's calls. That is so eerie.
 

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Good Morning WS Friends!
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Perhaps we will hear from JH's mother.

After listening to testimony from JH's father and JH's sister, I continue to think that there existed an unordinary degree of detachment within that family unit.

One poster repeatedly challenged my opinion yesterday, and that is OK, because it is my opinion. However today, I will take my belief even one step further by saying, something was just off in that family. You are only as sick as your secrets. JMO. JH's mother's testimony may influence my thinking enough to reverse it. On the other hand, she may validated it. In the end, it is only my opinion.
 

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Good Morning WS Friends!
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See you here soon.
Perhaps we will hear from JH's mother.

After listening to testimony from JH's father and JH's sister, I continue to think that there existed an unordinary degree of detachment within that family unit.

One poster repeatedly challenged my opinion yesterday, and that is OK, because it is my opinion. However today, I will take my belief even one step further by saying, something was just off in that family. You are only as sick as your secrets. JMO. JH's mother's testimony was influence my thinking enough to reverse it. On the other hand, she may validated it. In the end, it is only my opinion.

I understand & tried to say that we were not blaming the parents & I didn't think anyone posting was even thinking that. The blame is solely on the gunman. We were just making observations & opinions on their family communications.
 

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Larry Ryckman ‏@larryryckman 1m1 minute ago Longmont, CO
Brauchler resumes his questioning of the father of the Aurora #theatershooting gunman

Marshall Zelinger ‏@7Marshall 2m2 minutes ago
NEW: #TheaterShooting judge hopeful to have jurors deliberating phase 2 sometime tomorrow.

Larry Ryckman ‏@larryryckman 2m2 minutes ago Longmont, CO
Judge announces a shorter lunch today -- 60 minutes -- so the trial can stay on schedule. Deliberations possible tomorrow. #theatershooting
 

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Only WS link to the JH is slow loading or not loading at all. I lost JH page for 5 minutes however I could access anything else on Ws and read any other trial.

This is very frustrating....I have no idea what to do to keep the JH page connected.

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The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol 2m2 minutes ago
#theatershooting

Brauchler up for cross discussing emails. Says JH emailed his dad saying he met a new girl (Hillary Allen) May 1st 2012
The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol 1m1 minute ago
#theatershooting

He also says he finds school “boring”. He also called mom on Mother’s Day.
The Gold Patrol® ‏@thegoldpatrol 1m1 minute ago
#theatershooting

Another email he tells dad about his upcoming preilms
SphynxCatsRule ‏@SphynxCatsRule 2m2 minutes ago

Amazing how Daddy #theatershooting remembers EVERYTHING for Brady and NOTHING for Mr. B. Guess Mommy will be the same.
 

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Good Morning WS Friends!
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See you here soon.
Perhaps we will hear from JH's mother.

After listening to testimony from JH's father and JH's sister, I continue to think that there existed an unordinary degree of detachment within that family unit.

One poster repeatedly challenged my opinion yesterday, and that is OK, because it is my opinion. However today, I will take my belief even one step further by saying, something was just off in that family. You are only as sick as your secrets. JMO. JH's mother's testimony was influence my thinking enough to reverse it. On the other hand, she may validated it. In the end, it is only my opinion.

JMO. I got the impression their family unit was pretty healthy. I see no good evidence to the contrary. I think James extraordinary shyness and awkwardness was something the struggled to deal with just as any parents would.


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