Arlene Holmes says she did not suspect he had a severe mental illness. "He was the most responsible person I knew, my own son. He managed his finances, looked after himself completely. Wen't to school every single day without complaint. Did all his chores without being told. You'd tell him once what to do and he did it."
"I still love my son, yes."
"Because I understand he has a serious mental illness. he didn't ask for that. Schizophrenia chose him. He didn't choose it."
She called her son Jimmy until high school
Arlene Holmes says her son preferred email to using the phone. She practiced with him using the phone in middle school
Arlene Holmes says she practiced using the phone with her son in middle school, but he primarily communicated by email
"If you're asking me about the time in Colorado... it (his conversations) got shorter and shorter"
Arlene Holmes encouraged her son, reminded him that he did well in presentations during high school
"I didn't realize that his loudest cry for help was his silence"
Arlene Holmes says Dr. Fenton asked if she knew her son was going to quit school
Arlene Holmes says she suspected it because his personality didn't fit the presentations
Do you wish she had (expressed to you that he had homicidal ideations)?
"Of course I do... We wouldn't be here if she had told me that"
"She didn't. She didn't. She didn't tell me"
"She didn't say that she thought he might be psychotic"
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Arlene Holmes asked if Dr Fenton had son's permission to call. She did not. Arlene offered to call her son but not mention Dr. Fenton
Arlene Holmes says "I was reassured by her phone call, that he was coming for help. But at the end of the month he wouldn't be a student anymore and his student insurance wouldn't cover it."
"We called him as soon as my husband got home"
Fenton called around 4pm that day. Robert got home an hour later
"we called him and left a voicemail and he didn't call. So we emailed"
Arlene Holmes confirms she didn't tell her son she'd talked to Dr Fenton