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ABC News On Holmes Family Statement: ‘ABC News stands by its previous reporting’

ABC News says it stands by its original reporting, after the family of alleged Colorado gunman James Holmes says that it took remarks by his mother out of context.

ABC News producer Matthew Mosk placed the call, and recalled what transpired:

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Mosk said today that he awoke Arlene Holmes and informed her that a man, he believed was her son had been arrested in Aurora and asked to confirm their relationship.

“You have to tell me what happened… You have to tell me what happened,” the woman on the phone said, according to Mosk. Mosk said he told her that ABC News had learned the 24-year-old had been identified by police as the lone suspect in the mass killing in Aurora, Colo and that the details of the events were still taking shape.

“You have the right person,” was her response, he said. “I need to call the police. I need to fly to Colorado.”

 

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