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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
(860) 757-2270, Fax (860) 757-2215

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2001

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Re: State of Connecticut v. Michael Skakel

The court has scheduled a hearing on certain pretrial motions and pleadings in State of Connecticut v. Michael Skakel at the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk at Stamford, Criminal Division, on August 15, 2001 at 10 a.m. The hearing will be held in Courtroom B of the GA 1 Courthouse, 115 Hoyt Street in Stamford. The court has not ordered the appearance of the defendant. Therefore, the defendant may, but is not required to attend this hearing.

The hearing will be held promptly at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2001. News professionals are asked to report to the Courthouse no later than 8:45 a.m. and to take their seats in the courtroom no later than 9:55 a.m.

NOTE: When checking in at the Courthouse please give the NUMBER that is listed below beside your organizationís name. The numbers are entirely arbitrary and have no meaning other than to help speed up the assignment of credentials and the checking in process.

Following the proceedings, the media will be asked to clear the courtroom and wait outside for any statements that might be made. Interviews will not be permitted in the courtroom. A podium will be outside the Courthouse for any such statements.

The Stamford Police Department will allow satellite trucks to park on Hoyt Street beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th. Thanks to the cooperation and planning of the Stamford Police and Traffic Departments, satellite trucks may park in the Stamford High School parking lot Tuesday night. (Directions to the Stamford High School parking lot are at the end of this advisory).

Media wishing to shoot outside the courthouse prior to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th or to set up their tripods may do so. It should be noted, however, that television cameras must be portable. No trucks will be allowed to park on Hoyt Street prior to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15th, even for brief shots.

Directions to the courthouse are available at our website. No cameras, recording devices, food or drinks are permitted in the building. The marshals will not permit entry to anyone having any of these items with them. There is no onsite parking.

MetroNorth has frequent trains from Grand Central Station to Stamford and there are cabs and a city shuttle bus available at the station.

The Connecticut Practice Book (Sections 1-10, 1-11) does not allow the broadcasting, televising, recording or photographing of court proceedings by news media for proceedings that take place before the jury has been sworn in and, in non-jury cases, before the swearing in of the first witness.

The use of laptop computers is permitted as long as use does not disturb the court proceedings. Cell phones and pagers must be muted in the courtroom and any calls must be made or received outside of the courtroom.

In case of changes in the scheduling of this matter, notices will be posted on the website and faxed to the media. Please check our website at http://www.jud.ct.gov for updates.

For Satellite Truck overnight parking:

DIRECTIONS to Stamford High School parking lot:

From I-95 South: Take Exit 8. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Elm Street, which becomes Grove Street. At the top of the hill at the traffic light, turn right onto Hillandale. The parking lot is the large empty lot on the right.

From I-95 North: Take Exit 8. Take left off ramp onto Atlantic Street. Follow Atlantic Street, which becomes Bedford Street, approximately one mile. Turn right at light onto Hoyt Street at the Stamford Police Station. Courthouse is the second brick building on the right. Continue past the courthouse to the top of the hill. Go straight onto Hillandale. Go past Underhill Street. Continue 100 yards. The parking lot is on the right.

The following media organizations submitted timely requests for seats in the abovementioned case. All of the organizations will be accommodated. Again, please note, when checking in at the Courthouse please give the NUMBER that is listed below beside your organizationís name. The numbers are entirely arbitrary and have no meaning other than to help speed up the assignment of credentials and the checking in process.

No.

Station

Reporter

Contact 2

Contact 3

1

WCBS Radio, New York

Fran Schneidau

 

 

2

Greenwich Time

J.A. Johnson, Jr.

 

 

3

WSTC/WNLK

Marge Stevens

 

 

4

News 12 Connecticut

Kelcey Kintner

 

 

5

Fox News

David Martin

 

 

6

WHDH 7 News

Nicole L. Nionakis

 

 

7

Court Artist

Jane Rosenberg

 

 

8

WGCH 1490/
WVIP 1310

Dima Joseph

 

 

9

Metro Networks

Marty Hausberger

Ted Lorson

John Silva

10

WFSB Channel 3

Kim Fettig

Eric Hurst

Michael Fisher

11

NBC 30 WVIT

Irene OíConnor

 

 

12

WABC-TV

Tim Fleischer

 

 

13

NBC 4

Tony Aiello

Juan Carlos

Delos Rios
Tom Cooke

14

WNYW-TV News Fox 5

Christopher Jones

 

 

15

NBC News

Dan Abrams

 

 

16

Court Artist

Christine Cornell

 

 

17

WGCH 1490/
WVIP 1310

Jane Crawford

 

 

18

WTIC Fox 61

Sarah Cody

 

 

19

Connecticut Post

Susan Silvers

 

 

20

WBZ TV 4

Peg Rusconi

  

 

21

CT Law Tribune

Kellie Wagner

 

 

22

WFXT Fox 25

David Wade

Erin Donovan

 

23

New Haven Register

Michael Gannon

 

 

24

New England Cable News

Brian Burnell

 

 

25

WCVB-TV Boston

Jack Harper

 

 

26

Newsday

Leonard Levitt

 

 

27

New York Daily News

Helen Peterson

 

 

28

News Channel 8

Erin Cox

 

 

29

Associated Press

John Christoffersen

 

 

30

The Advocate

Eve Sullivan

 

 

31

WTIC 1080

Chris Frances

Matthew Dwyer

 

32

WCBS-TV NY

John Slattery

Manny Badillo

Barry Weiss

33

Ct. Radio Network

Mark Sims

 

 

34

Greenwich Magazine

Timothy Dumas

 

 

35

The Hartford Courant

Lynne Tuohy

 

 

36

1010 WINS NY

Al Jones

 

 

37

Court TV

Vinnie Politan

Grace Wong

 

38

CNN Brian Palma Dana Garrett  
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