Reporter's sources subject of Colo. court hearing

DAN ELLIOTT
Associated Press
FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court in Centennial, Colo. for his arraignment. Court documents are raising new questions for the university that Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes attended before the July 20 theater shooting that left 12 people dead and 70 injured. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File)

DENVER (AP) — A New York-based reporter is in a Colorado courtroom as attorneys for theater shooting suspect James Holmes try to learn the identity of her confidential sources.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora on July 20.

Fox News reporter Jana Winter cited anonymous law-enforcement sources in an article last year that said Holmes had sent violent drawings to a psychiatrist before the attack.

Holmes' attorneys contend whoever gave her the information violated a gag order in the case. A judge ordered Winter to attend a hearing Wednesday as Holmes' attorneys try to find out the identity of her sources.

Winter argues she shouldn't have to identify her sources under shield laws that protect reporters' sources under some circumstances.