Protective Order Hearing For Alleged West Richland Killer
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Lawyers continue their debate about whether trial documents in the Josh Tucker case should be released to the public. 16-year-old Tucker is accused of killing a West Richland woman and her daughter.
Thursday, KNDU's lawyer made the case that the defense has still not provided enough evidence to keep certain documents sealed. Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller said that while he did not want all court papers open to the public, he also did not want all of them withheld. Defense attorney Dan Arnold said the court should keep in mind who these documents will be released to.
Arnold said, "Every single citizen in the state of Washington, every single person [would have] access to these reports."
The judge did decide to do an in-camera review of the documents, meaning that she would look at all the documents and make a determination on what information will be released and what will not.