CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing about whether a New York-based reporter should have to testify about how she obtained confidential information in the Colorado theater shooting case.
Fox News reporter Jana Winter cited anonymous law enforcement officials in reporting that suspect James Holmes had sent a psychiatrist a notebook of drawings that foreshadowed the July 20 attack.
Holmes' lawyers want to know who told Winter about the notebook, arguing that person violated a gag order.
But Winter's lawyer contends the defense did not exhaustively question all officials who could have been the source of the leak. The judge in the case also raised the possibility that Winter's source was from outside Colorado, and not subject to the gag order.
Winter and her attorney did not comment to reporters during a break.