EAGLE, Colo. — Cameras will be banned from the courtroom during the Oct. 9 preliminary hearing in Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case.
Court rules specifically prohibit cameras at pretrial hearings in criminal cases except for initial advisements and arraignments, Eagle County Judge Frederick Gannett said Monday.
Court TV, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News had requested permission for courtroom cameras. during
Bryant is charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman June 30 in his suite at a mountain resort.
Bryant, free on $25,000 bail, is to return to Eagle for the hearing, where Gannett will determine if there is enough evidence to hold the Los Angeles Lakers star for trial.