Lawyers for local media outlets, incluging the Star-Telegram, on Tuesday were denied a plea in State District Judge Jean Boyd's court.
The plea asked that they be given a hearing in the event of any requests to close future proceedings regarding Ethan Couch. Boyd sentenced Couch, 16, to 10 years’ probation after the teen admitted to driving drunk and causing a wreck that killed four people.
After denying the plea, Judge Boyd did not say whether she intends to close Couch’s next hearing, set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
-- Bill Miller