- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge is restricting camera coverage in the trial of an Arizona woman in the 2011 disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter.

Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court ruled Monday that video and audio recording of Jerice Hunter’s trial will generally be permitted, but Mroz prohibited live-streaming.

She also barred video recording of the testimony of three particular witnesses.

Mroz cited the potential impact on Hunter’s right to receive a fair trial. She said some witnesses are reluctant to testify and that witnesses’ testimony could be tainted by live-streaming.

Hunter has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges in the disappearance of Jhessye (jesse) Shockley.

Investigators believe the girl was killed and her body was put in a trash bin before Hunter reported her missing.


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