By Michael Addison - email
UPDATE: Media will not be allowed inside the courtroom for the pre-trial hearings in the Jeffery Denby murder case. This order will be taken to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The issue of whether a Beauregard Parish judge had the right to keep the public and media out of her courtroom was decided today in DeRidder.
On July 16, Judge Martha O'Neal ordered a hearing for accused child killer Jeffery Denby to be held behind closed doors.
Judge O'Neal says she closed the proceedings to prevent a biased jury.