Judge Rules For Nipsey Hussle’s Trial Documents To Remain Sealed
A judge just ruled that the jury transcripts and other court documents in Nipsey Hussle’s trial will remain sealed.
CBS News reports that Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry announced during a hearing on Wednesday that the court documents will stay sealed for an additional three weeks while suspect Eric Ronald Holder’s lawyer argues that they should be kept secret for the foreseeable future.
The transcripts under California law should have been made public by May 31, however, Holder’s attorney Lowynn Young argues that if they are released there could be additional negative attention towards Holder, making it difficult to give him a fair trial.
The judge also rejected a motion from the Los Angeles Times, which asked for the transcripts to be immediately released, adding that the law in this high profile case sides with the public’s right to know.
However, the prosecution supports the partial release of the transcripts, and doesn’t believe that it would cause the jury to be biased.
“There have to be at least hundreds of thousands of people in Los Angeles who haven’t heard of Nipsey Hussle,” Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said of the situation.