PHOENIX — The Latest on a court hearing over a request by news organizations to release a key document in the investigation of nine serial killings in Phoenix (all times local):
A judge is considering whether to grant a request from news organizations to release a sealed document in a case against a Phoenix man accused in nine serial killings.
Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy says Wednesday that he intends to rule “very soon” on the request to make public the record in the case against Aaron Juan Saucedo.
The document in questions lay out the probable cause that authorities say they have to back up a criminal charge.
The news organizations argued they have a right to view the document, while prosecutors say the document should remain sealed to protect the integrity of the investigation.
Saucedo is accused of killing nine people in attacks from August 2015 through July 2016.
He has said he is innocent of the allegations.
A judge is scheduled to consider a request Wednesday from news organizations seeking the release of a sealed document in a case against a Phoenix man accused in nine serial killings.
The Associated Press and other news organizations argue they have a right to view a court record in the case against Aaron Juan Saucedo in which investigators are supposed to state the probable cause to back up a criminal charge.
Such documents are typically available to the public after an arrest.
A judge sealed the documents at the request of prosecutors because the case is still considered an ongoing investigation.
Saucedo has been charged with murder in one killing and was booked on suspicion of murder in eight other shooting deaths.
Saucedo has said he’s innocent of the allegations.