Colorado shooting suspect was a psychiatric patient
updated 4:01 PM EDT, Fri July 27, 2012
Dr. Lynne Fenton reportedly saw H as a patient.
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- Last week's attack at a movie theater killed 12 people and wounded scores
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(CNN) -- Colorado shooting suspect J H was a patient of a University of Colorado psychiatrist before last week's attack at a movie theater that killed 12 people and wounded scores, according to a court document filed Friday by his public lawyers.
The disclosure was in a request by H for authorities to immediately hand over a package he sent to Dr. Lynne Fenton at the university's Anschutz Medical Campus.
According to H's request, the package seized by authorities under a July 23 search warrant was a protected communication.
"The materials contained in that package include communications from Mr. H to Dr. Fenton that Mr. H asserts are privileged," said the document filed by public defenders representing Holmes. "Mr. H was a psychiatric patient of Dr. Fenton, and his communications with her are protected."
In response, prosecutors asked for District Court Judge William Blair Sylvester to deny the request by H, saying it contained inaccuracies including claims of media leaks by government officials that in reality may have been fabricated by news organizations.
Sylvester granted a hearing on the request for Monday, the same day that Holmes is scheduled to be formally charged in the case.
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