A judge has ruled to delay the release 1,500 pages of documents related to the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton.
The 60 day delay ordered by Judge Annette Plese Wednesday came as a result of the attorney for one of the two defendants, Chris Phelps, arguing against the release of information about the Spokane Police Departments case against his client, Demetrius Glenn.
Several news organizations, including KXLY, have filed public information requests asking for the release of the entire investigative file from Shorty Belton's homicide case.
Even though Glenn turned himself in shortly after Belton died, Phelps, who was hired by Glenn's family, has a tough fight on his hands and he's worried Glenn can't get a fair trial if his jury has already heard too much about the case from the media.
"It's like un-ringing a bell. Jurors will come in and if they've heard as case in the media or heard specific facts in the case or what was reported as being factual that's in the back of their mind," Phelps said.