A Dodge City Daily Globe reporter's
testimony about a jailhouse interview she conducted with a murder
suspect has been postponed until Jan. 5.
Claire O'Brien was subpoenaed late Monday afternoon to appear
Tuesday at an inquisition about a story she wrote about murder
suspect Samuel Bonilla.
But O'Brien and Globe attorneys fighting the subpoena were not
notified in time to clear their schedules to attend the
inquisition, a secret proceeding similar to a grand jury.
Ford County Attorney Terry Malone is seeking testimony from
O'Brien concerning O'Brien's interview with Bonilla. The Dodge City
man is facing a second-degree murder count and an attempted murder
charge involving the Labor Day weekend shooting of two men in the
Arkansas River bed.