December 5, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The judge in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony says he will consider instituting an appropriate cooling off period before releasing the identities of the jurors who heard the case.
Judge Belvin Perry expressed concerns for jurors' safety on Thursday when hearing arguments from attorneys representing The Associated Press and several newspapers and television statements, who filed a joint motion seeking the immediate release of their names. The judge put their names under seal at the beginning of the trial.
Perry contends he isn't worried about the news agencies filing the motion as he was about what he called groups that didn't have the same honest motives.
He says he wants to look over more court cases, but won't release anything for at least a few days.
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