Caught up on comments, now back to taking quotes
did you let him know you would support him?
"Yes, in fact, many times through his adolescence, I tried to check in and say, 'are you sure you want neuroscience?' because he decided at 14 and never changed his mind"
Arlene Holmes says they didn't pressure their children to pursue degrees
Questions now directed to December 2011 holiday visit
"I think he came home from Denver about the middle of the week... so maybe 10 days"
"He was ill. He had swelling on each side of his neck. He was tired all the time and he wouldn't eat."
Arlene Holmes says her son slept in the car on the trip to Arizona to visit her brother who had cancer. "We didn't know if Jim would ever see him again"
Arlene Holmes says her children went on a hot air balloon ride together in Arizona
"When they were younger, they did good when they were little. Then they had a time when they were tired of each other. Then they were good again" Arlene Holmes says about her kids
Arlene Holmes says her son in jail: "had trouble finding each and every word. Every word was chopped. Like he couldn't say a sentence. And he didn't look at us. He just looked down. And his hair was red. And of course he was in jail scrubs not clothes. His feet were shackled. His eyes were kind of darting back and forth. Like now he can look. He's looking at me. But in 2012 they were not controllable."
"The word bulging have been used (about his eyes) and I can't think of a better word"
Arlene Holmes says "he wasn't talking gibberish, but it took forever to get each word out and put it into a sentence"
Defense now asking about Arlene's background
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