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Judge Allows Blacking Out Some Information from Newtown Warrants

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013  |  Updated 4:43 PM EDT
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Warrants From Newtown Shooting to Contain Redacted Info

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Law enforcement canvass an area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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A judge granted a Connecticut prosecutor’s motion to black out some information from search warrants in the Newtown school shooting that are due to be released Thursday.

State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III filed the motions Wednesday in Danbury Superior Court. An order to seal the documents related to the massacre in December in Newtown expires Thursday.

The judge granted Sedensky’s requests not to release the name of a witness, saying the person's safety may be jeopardized if the name were disclosed, NBC has learned.

Other information to be redacted includes serial numbers to unknown items, a credit card number, telephone numbers contained in telephone records, and a few paragraphs of an affidavit.

The gunman killed his mother in their home before massacring 26 people at the school Dec. 14. He then committed suicide.

The order takes effect at midnight.

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