Judge in theatershooting case denies NY reporter's request for hearing delay

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A judge has denied a New York-based reporter's request to delay a hearing where she's been ordered to testify about her sources for a story on Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

Judge William Sylvester on Wednesday denied Jana Winter's request to delay the hearing set for Monday while she asks a New York court to overturn a subpoena requiring her to appear.

Winter cited unnamed law-enforcement officials in a FoxNews.com report that Holmes had sent a psychiatrist drawings that foreshadowed the July 20 theater attack, which killed 12 and injured 70. Holmes' lawyers contend the law-enforcement officials would've been violating a gag order by speaking to Winter. They want to know her sources for the story.

 

Previous testimony by legal and law enforcement officials failed to identify who may have given her the information.

Winter's lawyer argues that New York's "shield law" allows her to keep her sources confidential.