Alleged Deer Hunter Killer's Trial May Not Show Witnesses On TV

If Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager gets her way, some witnesses in the Chai Soua Vang murder trial won't be photographed or videotaped.

Open records expert Robert Dreps says while Lautenschlager's request isn't unprecedented, attempts to limit coverage of murder trials in Wisconsin are quite rare.

Vang has pleaded not guilty to murdering six hunters and wounding two others after a confrontation over trespassing November 21st near Hayward. His trial is set to start September 12th.

In court documents filed last week in Hayward, Lautenschlager said she will submit the judge a list of witnesses who have requested that their images not be recorded or photographed or their voices recorded.

One of Vang's attorneys declined comment on whether he would support Lautenschlager's plan.


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