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Parents of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes keep a lonely vigil
Parents of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes keep a lonely vigil

He called his mother "Goober" and his father "Bobbo," affectionate names from a different life. They sit behind him every day, not more than 20 feet from his silent form swiveling quietly at the defense table. He does not turn around. James E. Holmes, 27, is on trial for his life. Every day, Arlene and Robert watch. The facts are well documented. Nearly three years ago, Holmes donned what prosecutors call his "kill suit" and shot up an Aurora, Colo., movie theater filled with happy Batman fans at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." The killing took only minutes: 12 dead, 70 wounded. Arlene and Robert Holmes sat through the first week...

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