Friday, August 05, 2011

Judge Unseals Search Warrant Documents in Case against Prominent Developer

Search warrant documents involving rape and drug charges against a prominent Massachusetts developer should not be sealed, Quincy District Court Judge Robert Ziemian ruled yesterday.

The judge ruled that the documents in the case against William O'Connell are public records. The judge rejected arguments by prosecutors and defense attorneys that release of the documents would interfere with O'Connell's right to a fair trial. The judge also disagreed that their release would violate the rights of the victim, noting that any identifying information would be redacted.

Read the full story from the Patriot Ledger: Judge rules O’Connell search warrant should not be sealed.

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