A Ford County district judge has denied a request for a delay in his order requiring a Dodge City Globe reporter to testify in court.
Ford County District Judge Daniel Love said Monday that he doubted reporter Claire O'Brien would win if the motion went to an appeals court.
Because of Monday's order, O'Brien may be required to testify at an inquisition next week.
Ford County Attorney Terry Malone subpoenaed O'Brien to testify about a jailhouse interview she had with Samuel Bonilla in the shooting of two men on Labor Day. The prosecutor is also seeking the identity of confidential sources.
Malone said a stay would leave the investigation stymied.