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Media outlets push back against gag order in Tara Grinstead murder case

Media outlets push back against gag order in Tara Grinstead murder case
Media outlets push back against gag order in Tara Grinstead murder case
Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 14:14:41-04

ATHENS, Ga. (WTXL) - A judge is weighing in on the Tara Grinstead murder case and a gag issue that was ordered surrounding it.

Tara Grinstead was a teacher and a former beauty queen that vanished back in 2005. There were no developments until this year, when two people were arrested in relation to the case.

Attorneys on both sides of the argument presented their argument to Georgia's highest court.

Media outlet attorneys inside the courtroom said that the gag order is a prior restraint on the public, while Dukes' attorney argued that Bo Dukes will not have the right to a fair trial if the gag order is lifted.

He says all of the media attention is hindering the state from being able to find an area where they can try Bo Dukes for the murder of Tara Grinstead.