Holmes defense to take reporter to Supreme Court

4:50 PM, Jan 31, 2014   |    comments
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people at a Colorado movie theater say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to require a Fox News reporter to reveal the confidential sources she used in a story about defendant James Holmes.

Defense attorneys revealed their plans Friday at the end of a pretrial hearing in the case.

The attorneys had sought to force reporter Jana Winter to reveal sources cited in her report that Holmes sent a notebook containing violent images to his psychiatrist before the 2012 attack. New York state's top court ruled that Winter did not have to testify in Colorado because she's protected by her home state's shield law.

It isn't clear when defense attorneys will file the request with the Supreme Court.

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