The details of the autopsy of Bobbi Kristina Brown will be released to the public on March 4. This information was originally closed securely by prosecutors due to the ongoing criminal investigation into her death.
On Thursday, an Atlanta judge ordered for the autopsy results to be unsealed. The ruling was made following a motion lodged by WXIA-TV’s parent company TEGNA Media, citing the First Amendment, NBC affiliate 11alive reported.
The authorities in the case wanted to keep the details confidential, as to not compromise their investigation of the suspect. The police, along with Brown’s family, strongly believe that her ex-boyfriend, the professional baseball player in the Minnesota Twins – Nick Gordon – has the hands in her death, Perez Hilton reported. A representative for the medical examiner’s office has yet to receive a signature authorizing the proceedings said: “We’ve not received a signed authorization from the court indicating whether we can release information and, if so, what type of information can be released. If we do receive authorization later today, we do not plan to release information until tomorrow, March 4, 2016, at the earliest.”
As stated by USA Today, District Attorney Paul Howard, who made great efforts to seal Brown’s autopsy for “valid public safety and investigative reasons,” still wants to keep it from the public. In a hearing on Thursday however, the station’s lawyer argued otherwise, saying that the sealing order was entered without public notice and without a public hearing. In addition, the State of Atlanta also stated that, “All public records shall be open for personal inspection and copying, except those by order of a court of this state or by law are specifically exempted from disclosure.”