A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 4 on the attorneys' subpoena for reporter Jana Winter.

In a motion made public Monday, Holmes' lawyers say they haven't had time to prepare and asked to rescheduled the hearing for April.

Winter wrote a story shortly after the July 20 shootings citing unnamed law enforcement sources in describing the contents of a notebook Holmes sent to a psychiatrist.

The defense contends the leak violated a gag order. Fox officials didn't immediately return a phone call Monday.

Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70.

He hasn't entered a plea.