Jury asks if Arlene Holmes saw her son cry? "Not at his grandmother's grave site, but earlier, as a kid, I did see tears when the dog died and I did see tears when his dad got real sick"
Did he talk more when he was little? Yes
Was he an affectionate child? "Yes, as a young child. Probably about 11, he wanted us to hug him and all but there are some kids who are just constant huggers and I wouldn't describe him that way"
Did he share feelings with Mel Lipsy? "No, not really. Not very much"
"It is important for me because I want him to remember. I don't want him to forget. And hopefully so that he can carve out some kind of a future in the current circumstance, based on what he was in the past"
Objection sustained, defense asks to approach
@LG: the family counselor
- Judge's Order
Higgs allowed to ask: "Why are you concerned your son might forget about his life"
"I am concerned that he may have __(decline) I think_ In cognition in the prison environment and I want to help him keep his mind active and not declining as much as I can. And keep a connection and reassure him that we are there for him if he has some need."
Arlene Holmes' testimony is completed judge asks attorneys Brady and Brauchler to approach