James Holmes defense asks judge to deny delay reporter's testimony about accused shooter's notebook
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DENVER - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are objecting to a Fox News reporter's request to delay her court appearance to testify about her confidential sources.
In a motion made public Tuesday, Holmes' lawyers say a judge in New York, where reporter Jana Winter lives, rejected Winter's request for an immediate stay.
Winters is scheduled to appear Monday. The Colorado judge hearing Holmes' case hasn't said when he would rule on the requested delay.
Winter reported that Holmes sent a psychiatrist drawings that foreshadowed the July 20 attack, which killed 12 and injured 70. She quoted unnamed law-enforcement officials.
Holmes' lawyers say that violated a gag order. They want to know who was responsible.
Winter's lawyer argues that New York's "shield law" allows her to keep her sources confidential.
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