Judge cites copycat concern

By: Editorial Staff

A New York judge refused to release a hearing transcript from a racially charged murder case upstate, saying news coverage has been linked to copycat killings and school shootings, the AP reports.
A white woman was raped and murdered while jogging in a park in Salamanca, N.Y. A Native American teen has been charged in the attack. The case heightened racial tensions because much of the town lies in territory owned by the Seneca tribe, and the town pays the Senecas to live there.
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