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Gag Order In Abbate Case?

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 1, 2008 4:52PM

2008_5_1.abbate.jpgAnthony Abbate's lawyer is seeking a gag order to ban lawyers and witnesses from speaking about the case, saying all the publicity makes it hard for his client to get a fair trial. The ex-cop is facing 15 felony charges for beating Karolina Obrycka, a female bartender, in an infamous incident caught on tape and widely circulated. The judge in the case will hold a hearing May 12 to decide. [Trib, ABC 7]