Lawyer Defending Seth Fontenot Wants Judge To Unseal Court Records
It's been nearly two years since the 2013 shooting death of 15-year-old Austin Rivault. In a trial that's been delayed at least three times, here's the latest twist: accused murderer Seth Fontenot's defense lawyer, Thomas Guilbeau, wants the judge to unseal court records and transcripts that have been hidden from the public, according to our news partners at KATC.
Guilbeau is filing the motion, saying the gag order only prohibits attorneys, witnesses and law enforcement officials from talking to the media. He argues the defense did not agree to having the case closed to the public, according to the motion.
Fontenot, of Lafayette, is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder after two other teens were injured as well. He was indicted by a grand jury in February of 2013.