Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Judge Wants TV Reporter's Notes from Murder Suspect Interview

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WGRZ-TV reporter Claudine Ewing's notes from her interview with Muzzammil Hassan, whose trial for allegedly beheading his spouse is slated for January 2011, are the target of a subpoena issued by City Court Associate Judge Thomas Francyk.

Station executives plan to fight the subpoena, according to a posting on the Web site of  the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. During Ewing's 50-minute interview with the 44-year-old Hassan, he allegedly confessed to killing his wife, though claimed he acted in self-defense. Judge Francyk has banned Hassan from giving on-camera interviews.
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