Judge rejects attempt to force FOX31 reporter to reveal sources

From FOX31 (Denver):  Tom Fallis appeared in a Weld County courtroom Wednesday as his defense team tried to compel one of our reporters to reveal confidential sources.

Fallis is accused of killing his wife, Ashley, at their home in Evans in 2012.

He was arrested at his home in Indiana in 2014 just a few hours after a secret grand jury indicted him for the murder of Ashley.

FOX31 Denver reporter Justin Joseph was there when he was arrested.

Last month, Tom Fallis’ defense team subpoenaed Joseph to try to get to the bottom of how he knew about the arrest and to find out if someone broke grand jury rules to tell him.

“Their argument was they needed Mr. Joseph’s testimony to establish whether or not that had occurred,” FOX31 Denver lawyer Steve Zansberg said. He fought the subpoena arguing Colorado’s press shield law protects Joseph from testifying.

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