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Fox Reporter Seeks to Keep Aurora Massacre Sources Secret

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 03:51 PM

 

New York's highest court is set to consider whether state law protects a Fox News reporter from having to reveal the names of her sources for a story about the man accused of killing 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater last year.

James Holmes' lawyers want Jana Winters to name the people who told her he had mailed a notebook depicting violence to a psychiatrist. They say the sources violated a gag order, may have lied under oath and won't be credible as trial witnesses.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. His murder trial is scheduled for February.

A Manhattan judge granted a subpoena for Winters' testimony and notes, rejecting a claim she's protected under New York's shield law for journalists.

A split midlevel court agreed. The Court of Appeals hears arguments Tuesday.

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