Judge allows limit on info from Newtown warrants

Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has approved a prosecutor's request to black out some information from search warrants in the Newtown school shooting that are due to be released Thursday.

State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III had asked the judge to allow him to withhold the name of a witness, saying the person's safety may be jeopardized if the name were disclosed. He also asked that other information be redacted, such as telephone numbers and a few paragraphs of an affidavit.

He filed the motions in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday, the same day an order to seal the documents related to the massacre is due to expire.

The gunman killed his mother in their Newtown home before massacring 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. He then committed suicide.