Martin files motion asking to ban broadcasting the trial

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 1:02 PM CDT
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FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - The man accused of killing his own friend and a Sheffield Police officer is asking the judge to not allow media to broadcast his trial, among other things.

In a court document, attorneys for Brian Lansing Martin asked for a gag order to not allow attorneys, witnesses and others associated with the case from talking to the press. This is a fairly standard motion that many defense attorneys ask for. Another motion is a little more specific, it asks the judge to prohibit broadcasting the trial. Under current Alabama law, it is almost impossible to broadcast a trial live.

The judge has not decided on the motions.

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