Prosecutor Subpoenas NY ‘Daily News’ Notes

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(AP) Prosecutors have subpoenaed a Daily News reporter’s notes and a voice mail message left at the New York newspaper’s office by a custodian accused of shooting his boss.

The man allegedly expressed remorse for the shooting in a telephone interview and the voice mail. The subpoena calls for the Daily News to appear in court Friday, said a spokesman for the Queens district attorney.

Steven Robinson allegedly shot supervisor Elizabeth Parker, 58, in her office at the New York State Veterans Nursing Home on Aug. 8, 2000. During the several days he was on the run, Robinson called the Daily News twice to apologize for the slaying, according to the newspaper’s account.

David McCraw, a lawyer for the newspaper, said the Daily News would provide a tape of the voice mail because its contents were included in the newspaper’s Aug. 12 story.

The newspaper is still reviewing the subpoena for the reporter’s notes, which are protected under state shield laws, he said.

Robinson remains jailed awaiting trial.

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