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District Attorney asks court to dismiss subpoenas calling for her and her associates to appear in court

EL PASO, Texas -- ABC-7 has obtained court documents in which District Attorney Yvonne Rosales is asking for the dismissal of subpoenas filed to compel her and some of her associates to attend a hearing for the Walmart shooting case on Tuesday.

The subpoenas involve Rosales, recently fired assistant district attorney John Briggs and municipal judge Roger Rodriguez. The subpoenas were filed by Justin Underwood, an attorney appointed by the court to represent the family of Walmart shooting victim Alexander Gerhard Hoffman.

The Hoffman family came under the microscope after a series of emails were sent to news outlets that were purportedly from a family member. The emails criticized a guest that appeared on ABC-7 as part of our Aug. 3rd anniversary coverage.  The emailer incorrectly accused the guest of violating a gag order placed on the case.

Rosales responded by filing a motion to quash the subpoenas saying Underwood's services were not needed by the Hoffmans and offered this email as proof.

The DA's motion to dismiss also has a vaguely worded statement saying that the subpoenas have ulterior motives.

Rosales told ABC-7 a few weeks ago she would offer a statement proving that some of the allegations against her were politically motivated and under investigation by several agencies. no such statement has been given yet.

ABC-7 was able to confirm independently that there is an investigation to find out who sent the Hoffman email. A law enforcement source familiar with the situation says a cyber investigative team is now combing through data found in the email to find out.

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Edwin Delgado

Edwin Delgado is an ABC-7 producer.

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