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MEDIA ADVISORY

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

CONTACT:
Laura Kiernan
Communications Director
lkiernan@courts.state.nh.us
603-271-2646 ext 2359

 

State of New Hampshire
v.
Christopher Gribble
NO. 10-S-0230-0235

MARCH 9, 2011-- Trial in the above captioned case will commence on Thursday, March 10, 2011 with pre-view statements at 9 a.m. in Courtroom No. 4 at the Hillsborough County Superior Court North, located at 30 Spring Street, Nashua, New Hampshire. Following pre-view statements, jurors will view the crime scene on Trow Road in Mont Vernon.

    Only pool cameras assigned below by the court will be permitted access to Trow Road during the jury view on Thursday. Media will not be permitted on private property during the view. Pool cameras and media should arrive at the intersection of Old Wilton Road and (upper) Trow Road no later than 10 a.m. to be directed to a location on Trow Road designated by security. Questions about media coverage of the view should be directed to the Judicial Branch Court Communications office.

    Openings statements will commence in Courtroom #4, at about 1 p.m.

    All photography of jurors, or alternates, regardless of the angle of the photograph or distance from the jury panel, either with video or still cameras, or cell phone cameras, is strictly prohibited. See Superior Court Rule 78 (6). Violation of this rule may be considered as contempt of court.

    Seating in the courtroom is limited. Seats that have not been designated for the parties or media will be available on a first come, first served basis.

No video or still cameras are permitted in the courtroom except for the pool assignment.

Video/Audio: WMUR; 603-641-9023 /Dave Sakowich

Still Photo: Nashua Telegraph, Jonathan Van Fleet / 603-594-6465

    Parties and media interested in reserved seats for the above proceeding should contact the Judicial Branch Communications Office at 271-2646 ext 2359 prior to the start of the trial.

    During the trial, all broadcast equipment should be in place and tested at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any proceedings. Equipment shall not be adjusted or dismantled during the proceedings.

    Media are advised to arrive early to park and allow for security procedures prior to entry into the courtroom.

    Members of the media and the public are advised that all parking spaces in the lot at Hillsborough County Superior Court South/North, at 30 Spring Street, Nashua, are reserved for court personnel. Persons not authorized to park in that area will be asked to move their vehicles.

    Questions about parking near the courthouse for broadcast vehicles should be addressed to the Court Communications Office in advance.

    Cellular telephones, including those with cameras, must be in silent mode prior to entering the courtroom. Hand held tape recording devices and laptop computers (in silent mode if possible) are permitted, unless the presiding judge determines the equipment is distracting from court proceedings.

    Broadcast or print interviews will not be permitted inside the courtroom. Interviews will be permitted in the hallway outside the courtroom, unless the court determines that such activity is disruptive to security or courthouse operations.

    Workspace for electronic and print media has been established on the 1st floor of the Spring Street courthouse.

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