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Attorneys to judge: Don't release theater shooting video

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DADE CITY (FOX 13) -

Thepublic may never see the video that allegedly shows the fatal Pasco Countymovie theater shooting – that's if attorneys get their way.

Infront of a Pasco County judge on Tuesday, attorneys on both sides argued whythey thought that video should remain sealed.

Though they say thevideo is not graphic in nature – likely because of the blurriness of it – theybelieve the public does not have the right to see the argument that led to thedeath of Chad Oulson.

Curtis Reeves, a71-year-old retired police officer, is charged with shooting Oulson. Policesaid the shooting was over texting during the previews.

Witnesses said Oulsonmay have thrown a popcorn bag at Reeves before he was shot, with his wife byhis side. She was in court with her attorneys Tuesday as well.

The judge said sincethe defense has just received the video, he would delay the decision on itsrelease until likely Wednesday. Attorneys representing the media are expectedto argue in favor of the video's release at the hearing.

Reeves also finds out ifhe will remain in jail. He's been held ever since the shooting, though hisattorneys claim he should be released because he acted in self-defense.

The defense is alsoexpected to issue an official not guilty plea, and the judge will likely set atrial date.

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