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City prosecutors oppose Hawaii media request for murder trial transcripts

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HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu prosecutors are opposing a request by Hawaii media to release transcripts of closed proceedings in a federal agent's murder trial.

Prosecutors say the request is "extremely unreasonable."

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now are also asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to prohibit any closed proceedings in the case without giving the public a chance to object. Other media organizations are supporting the request.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy joins in the media's request. He faces retrial in the fatal 2011 shooting in a Waikiki McDonald's.

Circuit Judge Karen Ahn held closed sessions before declaring a mistrial when the jury said it couldn't reach a verdict.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday prosecutors say the request "ignores the realities of criminal trials" and situations that require courtroom closure.

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