published Monday, April 25th, 2011

Gag order denied on Mathews case

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    Jesse Mathews is wheeled into Judge Bob Moon's courtroom by Officer Wayne Dowell early Wednesday during Mathews' preliminary hearing. Mathews is being charged in the April 2 shooting death of Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin. Staff Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

A judge has denied a request for a gag order in the case of accused cop killer Jesse Mathews.

Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern denied a motion for a gag order from Mathews’ public defender Mary Ann Green.

Green was trying to prevent any dissemination of information about Mathews while he was in custody.

Stern said no, although she added that Green might revisit the idea if an official indictment is handed down by the grand jury.

Mathews is accused of killing Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin during the commission of an armed robbery on Brainerd Road.

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