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Jana Winter won’t reveal which law enforcement sources told her Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect James Holmes sent a notebook to a University of Colorado psychiatrist. And she may go to jail because of it.
The Fox News reporter’s scoop last July is at the center of a fight between the reporter and Holmes’ attorneys that’s now playing out in an Arapahoe County courtroom, an unbylined report on Fox’s site says. The judge who approved a subpoena for her sources — who Holmes’ attorneys claim violated a gag order by sharing details about the notebook — has since stepped down, and at a hearing April 1 Judge Carlos Samour Jr. said the motion “presented her with a ‘Hobson’s Choice,’ ” the Fox report says:
If forced to testify, Winter would either reveal her confidential sources in the nation’s highest profile trial – perhaps destroying her career as an investigative reporter – or spend up to six months in jail, according to Judge Samour.