ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The judge in the trial of an Orlando woman accused of killing her daughter has denied a motion made on behalf of The Associated Press and other several news organizations that mandates they sign a confidentiality agreement before learning the location of jury selection.
Circuit Judge Belvin Perry ruled Monday that the court had "balanced the intent of free speech and a free public." The attorney representing the groups says she will speak with them before deciding whether to appeal.
Jury selection is set for May 9 outside Orlando because of the pre-trial publicity. Those media agencies that sign the agreement will be given prior notice of location.
Anthony is charged with first-degree murder of her toddler, Caylee. She has pleaded not guilty and says a babysitter kidnapped Caylee.
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