DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday denied a request from lawyers for FoxNews.com reporter Jana Winter to view a notebook that the Colorado theater shooting suspect sent to a psychiatrist before the attack.
Citing unidentified law enforcement sources, Winter reported last year that the notebook contained violent drawings. The notebook’s contents haven’t been publicly confirmed.
Holmes’ lawyers contend that Winter’s sources violated a gag order in discussing the notebook, and they want to know their identities. They say officers who have denied being Winters’ sources may have lied, undermining their credibility as trial witnesses.
Winter’s lawyers had asked to see the notebook’s contents so they could better argue why Winter shouldn’t have to reveal her sources.