Judge denies release of Cristian's deposition

13-year-old murder suspect's lawyers will re-depose detective

Published On: May 16 2012 11:05:15 AM EDT   Updated On: May 16 2012 11:30:14 AM EDT
Cristian Fernandez
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

At motion hearing Wednesday in the Cristian Fernandez case, a judge denied a motion by media lawyers to release a 69-page deposition given by a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective.

Fernandez' new lawyers will re-depose that detective.

Their motion for the second deposition claimed the detective wasn't prepared for it, and the former defense lawyer who took it didn't ask the right questions.

The judge said the new lawyers could re-depose the detective, but her first deposition will remain sealed.

The judge also modified the procedures under which case documents will be reviewed for release to the media.

Fernandez' first trial in the sexual assault case of his 5-year-old half brother is scheduled to start in three weeks.