Reporter loses round in fight over Holmes story

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- New York-based reporter Jana Winter's attorney says she will appeal after losing another round in her battle to protect her confidential sources for a story about Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes.

A New York appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to enforce a Colorado subpoena that could force Winter to reveal the names or go to jail.

Colorado needs New York's approval to enforce the subpoena.

Winter works for Fox News. Citing unidentified law-enforcement sources, she reported Holmes sent a psychiatrist a notebook containing violent images.

Holmes' attorneys say the leak violated a gag order. They also say police may have lied when they denied being Winter's source, undermining their credibility as witnesses.

Holmes pleaded insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70.


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