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Friday, February 2, 2007

Evidence gathered "worldwide" in Lincoln-Sudbury slay case

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The prosecutor in the murder case against a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School student suggested today that the teenager's computers have become one focus of their investigation and evidence is being gathered "worldwide."

The comments came during a hearing today in Framingham District Court in which attorneys for GateHouse Media -- owner of the MetroWest Daily News -- argued that the search warrants issued in this case should be made public. Middlesex County assistant district attorney, Daniel Bennett, argued the warrants should remain impounded because they reveal much about the investigation's direction and could compromise evidence.

Bennett said his investigation could "center on computer information," and disclosure about the specifics of that could give people reasons to destroy or alter evidence.

"We're attempting to gather evidence worldwide," he said.

District Court Judge Paul Healy said he would review the issue and decide Monday afternoon.

-- Patricia Wen

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