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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

USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN NH COURTHOUSES

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

v.

MYLES WEBSTER
Docket No 216 12-CR-363
RSA 630:I, 1(a) Capital Murder (Attempt)

Hillsborough County Superior Court Northern District

MEDIA CONTACT ON SITE: Deputy Clerk Nancy Wickwire 603-669-7410 nwickwire@courts.state.nh.us

 

Nov. 29, 2012 -- Jury selection in the above captioned case will commence on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom No. 1 at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, located at 300 Chestnut Street, Manchester New Hampshire. The courtroom will open each day by 8:45 a.m.; the Chestnut Street courthouse opens at 8 a.m. daily.

Any photography of jurors, or alternates, either with video or still cameras, is strictly prohibited in connection with and during the process of jury selection or during the jurors' term of service. In order to protect the privacy of jurors and the integrity of the process, descriptions of jurors in the media shall be limited to a juror's gender, approximate age, and general occupation. No other information shall be published. See State v. Fecteau, 140 N.H. 498, 504 (1995) ("The [Court} has inherent power to control every aspect of the proceeding before it.")

No video or still cameras or cell phone cameras are permitted in the Courtroom during jury selection. Thereafter, no video or still cameras are permitted in the courtroom except for the pool assignments. Violation of this order may be considered as contempt of court. SEE amended Superior Court order issued Dec 4 , 2012.

POOL ASSIGNMENTS

Video/Audio: WMUR 603-641-9023/Dave Sakowich
Still Photo Pool: AP 603-224-3327/Jim Cole

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

Trial will begin immediately after the jury is selected and is expected to last two weeks. The trial day is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a mid-day break for lunch. 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.

Broadcast or print interviews will not be permitted inside the courtroom or the vestibule outside the courtroom. Interviews will be permitted in the lobby areas only in staging areas designated by the presiding judge and courthouse security. See Superior Court Administrative Order 2011-50.

Media are advised to arrive early to park and allow for security procedures prior to entry into the courtroom. A room designated for media is adjacent to Courtroom 1.

Cellular phones, 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 the proceedings.

 

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