Reporter's notes subpoenaed in New Mexico murder trial of Oklahoman

Thursday, March 27th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Santa Fe, New Mexico-AP) -- A reporter's notes and other records have been subpoenaed in the trial of an Oklahoma man accused of killing his mother in Santa Fe, New Mexico, more than 25 years ago.

The attorney for Doug Foote wants the material from the Santa Fe newspaper reporter Steve Terrell. The newspaper has filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

Foote is on trial in Santa Fe on charges of murder and evidence tampering. He's accused of killing Donna Foote and burying her dismembered body in the back yard of their home.

Foote was an antique appraiser in Sapulpa when he was arrested in May 2001.

Police began investigating the case when a man transplanting a rose bush at his Santa Fe home in 1993 unearthed two garbage bags filled with human bones and women's clothing.

Doug and Donna Foote owned the home from August 1975 to June 1976.