Lawyers want local triple killing records opened

June 28, 2008 1:28:49 PM PDT
Court-appointed lawyers for a man charged in a triple slaying in Easton in November want court records in the case unsealed.

Lawyers Brian Monahan and Alexander Karam Jr. say they need the records unsealed so they can prepare to defend 20-year-old Ali Elijah Davis from the death penalty. Prosecutors haven't announced yet whether they'll seek capital punishment.

District Attorney John Morganelli has said if the information in court papers got out to the public, it would endanger witnesses and harm the investigation.

Complicating the issue is that Davis says he's represented by a different lawyer, who wasn't in court Friday. The judge ordered that private lawyer, the court-appointed lawyers and the prosecutor to all be in court July 9.

Information from: The Morning Call,