(KINGMAN, Kan.) — A Kingman County judge has closed an evidentiary hearing in the case of Brett Seacat Wednesday.
During that hearing, the judge will determine whether 14 ekey pieces of evidence can be used in Seacat's trial - which is set to begin December 3rd.
The judge ruled that the information discussed in the hearing, if open to the public, could impede Seacat's right to a fair trial.
Eyewitness News and a number of other media outlets filed a response in an effort to keep that hearing open.
"I think its unfortunate that the people of small counties seem to have less access to their courts than the people of large counties," said the media's attorney Lyndon Vix. "But the reality is publicity is going to be much more pervasive in a county of this size, than it would be in a larger county."