Fox News Producer To Be Subpoenaed In Colorado Shooting Case

By Alex Weprin 

A Fox News reporter is going to be subpoenaed by the attorney for James Holmes, the man arrested in the Colorado movie theater shooting earlier this year. The reporter, Jana Winter, broke the news that Holmes had sent his psychiatrist a notebook with violent imagery. The AP has details:

The attorneys made the statement toward the end of a court hearing 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.

After authorities seized a package from Holmes in the mailroom of the University of Colorado, Denver four days after the shooting, Winter reported that it contained a notebook with violent descriptions of a possible attack. Defense attorneys quickly complained that the leak must have come from law enforcement and demanded sanctions, though prosecutors said the report was inaccurate and there was no indication it came from anyone with knowledge of the case.

A Fox News spokesperson says: “We have not received a subpoena on Jana Winter’s behalf and will evaluate once we do.”