CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Lonnie and Sandy Phillips left nearly everything behind when they moved here three months ago to be a voice for their slain daughter during the capital murder trial of Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes.
In the process, the Texas couple has discovered a bit of peace for themselves — in a 393-square-foot travel trailer.
“When you lose a child to murder, you learn that nothing else matters — just the time we have together and what we do with it,” said Sandy, 65.
The Phillipses, vowing not to miss a moment of the trial, sold 75 percent of their belongings, rented out their San Antonio home and pulled a just-purchased camper to Denver in time for opening statements in late April.
“It’s like a refuge to us,” Lonnie, 71, said of the one-bedroom camper.
The couple has lived in the tight quarters with their two Maltese-mix dogs for nearly three months. Just inside the front door rests a photo of Jessica Ghawi, their 24-year-old daughter who was among the 12 peopleRead More »from Parents of Colorado movie theater victim living in camper to not miss trial