CRIME

Prosecutor wants defense attorneys in Gray case barred from sharing evidence before trial

After her request for a broad gag order was denied, Baltimore's top prosecutor is asking a judge to bar attorneys representing the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death from sharing evidence in the case before it goes to trial.

On Monday, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's filed a motion asking for all discovery materials to be deemed confidential.

Gray's death from injuries suffered in police custody prompted protests that at times gave way to violence and looting. The officers face charges ranging from second-degree assault to depraved-heart murder.

In Monday's request, the state acknowledged that there is little legal precedent in Maryland for restricting attorneys' release of discovery materials to avoid "unfair publicity," but insisted that the case should be tried "in the courtroom, not the newsroom."