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Attorneys to argue over release of Holmes records

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Posted: Aug 23, 2012 8:06 AM
Updated: Aug 23, 2012 8:06 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: james, holmes, aurora, shooting, suspect, court, documents, colorado, wbrz, louisiana

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A judge will hear arguments today about whether the Colorado theater shooting suspect's university records can be turned over to prosecutors.

At issue are 100 pages of non-medical records relating to accused shooter James Holmes' doctoral studies at the University of Colorado.

Prosecutors want the documents to help them make their case that a notebook Holmes sent to university psychiatrist Lynne Fenton should be allowed into evidence. It reportedly contains descriptions of a violent attack.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a July 20 shooting at an Aurora theater.

Defense attorneys say Holmes' school records are subject to student privacy laws. They say the notebook is protected by a doctor-patient relationship.

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