Media Outlets Opposed to Sealing of Newtown Search Warrants

Mar 20, 2013

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Several media outlets are opposing the continued sealing of search warrants related to the Newtown school shooting.

The outlets, including The Associated Press, filed a motion in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday seeking to intervene to oppose any move to extend the sealing of the search warrants.

The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.

Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky III successfully argued in December for keeping search warrants related to Lanza's house and the car he drove to the school sealed for 90 days, saying disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. He said at the time that arrests were not anticipated but had not been ruled out.

The media outlets contend the public has a right to see the records.

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