Prosecutors can have Colo. shooting case notebook

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FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, James Holmes, left, and defense attorney Tamara Brady appear in district court in Centennial, Colo. for his arraignment.  Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater massacre, could enter his long-expected insanity plea at a hearing Tuesday June 4, 2013, though the case could also veer off on another tangent as his lawyers seek the strongest possible defense. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, Pool, File)

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge says prosecutors can have access to a notebook Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes sent to a psychiatrist before last summer's rampage.

Judge Carlos Samour ruled Tuesday after accepting a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity from Holmes. He ordered the notebook to be turned over next week.

Media reports have said the notebook contains drawings depicting violence.

Defense lawyers argued psychiatrist Lynne Fenton never received the notebook so prosecutors shouldn't have access to it.

Prosecutors say police would like to do unspecified "additional processing" on the notebook.

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