Hearing set for suit asking for release of Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

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SEATTLE (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Friday over whether to proceed with a trail over releasing Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death-scene photos and records.

The Seattle Times newspaper reports a man who runs a Seattle public access TV show is suing the city and the Seattle Police Department for release of records and photos from 1994 under the state Public Records Act.

Richard Lee believes the records and photos will confirm his theory that Cobain was murdered and didn’t die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The city is arguing that they should stay that way for the sake of the family’s privacy. Cobain’s widow and daughter have written to the court about the physical and psychological impact release of the graphic photos would have on their lives.

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