MARION, Ark. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled in a legal battle over public records in the case of three Cub Scouts who were killed 20 years ago in West Memphis.
Judge Victor Hill is to hold a hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit that has sought access to evidence in the slayings of 8-year-olds Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers.
Three men, known as the West Memphis Three, were convicted as teenagers for the murders in 1994. Those convictions were set aside in 2011 and they were released as part of a new plea deal with prosecutors.
Branch's mother has argued that authorities violated Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act by not allowing them to examine evidence.
Hill ruled last year that evidence could not be released under the open records law.
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