Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cameras banned at Memorial Middle School shooter's hearing

When Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White's preliminary hearing is held Feb. 26, it will take place without television and still cameras.
Judge Stephen Carlton banned cameras during a hearing today in Jasper County Circuit Court.
The decision was made just two days after White's attorney, Brett Meeker, filed a motion asking that cameras not be allowed. The Joplin Globe had filed a motion Feb. 19, asking Carlton to permit cameras.
White, 14, formerly a seventh grader at Memorial, is charged with assault, armed criminal action, and escape, in connection with the Oct. 9 shooting incident, in which White fired one shot into the ceiling at the school, then was unable to take any more shots after his gun jammed. He is being tried as an adult.

1 comment:

Ghost of the Globe Rat said...

And who exactly was surprised by this?