Shooting suspect lawyers to subpoena reporter

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 3:06 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys for the Colorado movie theater shooting suspect are planning to subpoena a Fox News journalist who first reported that James Holmes sent his psychiatrist a notebook full of violent descriptions.

The attorneys made the statement in court Monday after nine different law enforcement officials denied being the ones to tell reporter Jana Winter about the notebook. The defense argues the disclosure was a violation of a gag order in the case and is seeking sanctions against the leaker.

Holmes sent the notebook and burnt paper money to his psychiatrist shortly before allegedly opening fire on a midnight screening of the new Batman movie in July. Authorities haven't described the notebook's contents. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70.

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