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  •  Well, the Denver Post has covered it.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Heart of the Rockies, daeros, Woody

    More than likely only because it is a local story.

    Just to be clear, the subpoena is for her anonymous source. I had wondered if the local investigators were upset the news was released and hampered the case or just made them look bad.

    Now curious, since it was Holmes' lawyers who wanted the subpoena, what their interest is. They are going for mental illness defense so the psychiatrist's knowledge of Holmes' comments about his homicidal state will become important. How does knowing who revealed the existence of the notebook found in the mail room (so she had not received it) affect their case?

    Further background. The story of the psychiatrist reporting him to the university police (because of his homicidal thought revelations) has been out with the result they had deactivated his ID card. The part about them asking her if he should be brought in for a 72 hour hold did not. She decided against it. IIRC it was over a week before the shooting. I'm not so interested in her liability as whether psychiatrists need more info on homicidal individuals or a contact group to discuss specific cases.  

    Not sure if CO has a version of the Tarasoff ruling (see MB comment below) or if it applies to nonspecified people. It just puzzles me that we go to significant lengths to address possible suicide and seem to treat a homicidal comment with less caution.  Patients are asked if they have suicidal thoughts, a plan (weapons or pills), and they are given hotline numbers and other resources.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 07:38:02 PM PDT

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