DENVER (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado shooting tried unsuccessfully to call his university psychiatrist 9 minutes before he opened fire during a Batman movie premiere, defense attorneys revealed in court Thursday.
The detail about the call came out during a hearing about Holmes‘ relationship with Fenton, to whom he mailed a package containing a notebook that reportedly contained violent descriptions of an attack.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow them to review the notebook as part of their investigation, but defense attorneys say the journal is protected by doctor-patient privacy laws, and is inadmissible.
Fenton responded, “I did not.”
Defense attorneys presented the judge a “client summary” that Fenton filled out after her meeting with Holmes. They argued the document established that the confidential nature of her relationship with Holmes was ongoing.
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