Author: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Source: Chicago Sun Times
The latest in the Colorado Shootings trial reveal some startling facts in court.
DENVER — The former graduate student accused in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he studied, according to court papers filed Friday.
Defense attorneys for James Holmes, 24, made the disclosure in a court motion. It sought to discover the source of leaks to some media outlets that Holmes sent the psychiatrist a package containing a notebook with descriptions of an attack.
The motion says that the leak violated a judge’s gag order in the case and jeopardizes Holmes’ right to a fair trial.
“The government’s disclosure of this confidential and privileged information has placed Mr. Holmes’ constitutional rights to due process and a fair trial by an impartial jury in serious jeopardy,” wrote the attorneys.
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