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Aspen Slaying Documents Won’t Be Public Until July

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Nancy Styler, William Styler III, Katherine Carpenter (credit: Pitkin County Sheriff)

Nancy Styler, William Styler III, Katherine Carpenter (credit: Pitkin County Sheriff)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Documents laying out the allegations against three people charged with killing a prominent Aspen woman won’t be released until next month.

Nancy Pfister (credit: CBS)

Nancy Pfister (credit: CBS)

Lawyers for the defendants have argued that the arrest and search warrant affidavits include misleading statements that could prejudice the public against Nancy and William Styler and Katherine Carpenter. Judge Gail Nichols ruled Monday that their right to a fair trial outweighed the public’s right to see the documents but said they can be released after their preliminary hearing, which starts June 25.

She said the details of the documents will be discussed publicly during the hearing and can be challenged by the defense, giving the public a more balanced view of the case.

The three are accused of killing Nancy Pfister, whose parents co-founded the Buttermilk ski area.

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