Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement - POLITICO.com Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son. Entire story is interesting. James Holmes has now lawyered-up. I wonder if this retraction is because ABC news got the story wrong, or because Ms. Holmes has been advised to do this by her son's attorneys. I think either is possible.