Arlene Holmes said she had Dr Fenton's cell number, but she didn't call them back
Arlene Holmes said her son's explanation of the breakup with Gargi was confusing
Objection to "his usual complete dissociation" sustained
Arlene Holmes says her son wanted to continue with Gargi after the breakup
Did he withdraw when he was stressed or sad? Yes
Defense asking about July 4 2012 phone call. Robert Holmes
also mentioned that.
"We were on each phone to talk to Jim. We wanted to know how things were going since he wasn't in school anymore. Um. If he would be alright financially and we had sent some money to make sure."
"We knew that his whole life he had been frugal and saved and thought before every purchase"
"We wanted to know if not having his grant anymore if he'd be ok for money"
"We encouraged him to apply for a job at the school since he lived right across the street"
Biggesst concern at that point in time? "that he was.... not sitting alone playing video games"
"I was concerned. if you've lost your girlfriend and your job and your plan as far as grad school. Yes."
"I was totally shoccked that he used a gun. We never had guns in the house. We never were hunters or target shooters. When I heard, I thought, 'How does he even know how to use a gun.'"
Arlene Holmes says her son was concerned about his sister, her workload in college and how she'd not passed all her classes
"usually he's either quick on the phone or email"
But in this case he talked to his parents for "a good half hour"
WAs the phone call alarming? "IN the sense that I didn't know what was going to happen to him next"