Prosecutors want Hulu movie contracts, as judge pushes back Barnetts’ neglect trials
Attorneys wrangle over the use of ‘adult’ in a case of a legal age change, tabloids and a gag order. Plus, SIA rolls out 5 millionth Subaru. Big funding to help Purdue’s hellbender program
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With Tippecanoe County prosecutors pressing to get contract details about a Hulu-produced limited series to see whether it violated a court-imposed gag order and questions about the logistics of getting through dozens of potential witnesses and experts, a judge on Wednesday pushed back the trial of Michael Barnett to late October.
A trial for Michael Barnett – a father accused of neglect in a case that involves setting up his adopted Ukrainian-born daughter in a Lafayette apartment while he, his ex-wife Kristine and their other children moved to Canada – will now start Oct. 24. The trial is scheduled to last a week, including at least a day to find jurors who don’t know about the case’s tabloid details, according to a schedule laid out in court Wednesday morning.
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