While Tom Sullivan spoke, Cadman fidgeted with a notebook and appeared to be doodling or making notes. Waller sat and listened.
After a moment of silence, Denver Post representatives ended the forum.
Contacted later, Waller said he understood the emotion Sullivan displayed.
“You feel horrible that the guy lost his son. It’s terrible,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “One of the things he said there is, ‘try to imagine what that’s like.’ And I’m thinking to myself, I’ve got two kids, I’ve got a 14-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter and I can’t imagine what that’s like. I can’t imagine the pain of that loss.”
“The only thing I could think is I’d be just as angry as he is,” Waller continued, “but there’s nothing that can be said there that’s going to lessen his pain in any way.”
Alex Sullivan went to the movies July 20 to celebrate his 27th birthday. He and 11 others were killed and 58 injured when accused gunman James Holmes opened fire.
Holmes has entered an insanity plea.
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