James Holmes Lawyers Request Discovery on Leak of Package Sent to C.U.
Lawyers for James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shootings, today filed this motion requesting discovery concerning the federal and state law enforcement agents who were were aware of or involved in the investigation of the package Holmes allegedly sent to a psychiatrist/professor at C.U., details of which were leaked to the media. [More...]
The motion states that the package was addressed to Dr. Lynn Fenton, a psychiatrist who was treating Holmes. (So Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist prior to the shootings.) It alleges the material included confidential and privileged communications between Holmes and his doctor. According to 7 News, Dr. Fenton is an assistant professor and the medical director of the school's Student Mental Health Services.
It also alleges the leaks violated the court's protective order and order restricting extra-judicial comments.
Holmes' lawyers say they will be requesting sanctions as the leaks have compromised his right to due process, a fair trial and an impartial jury.
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