Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Judge Denies Request for Tapes in Obese-Girl Case.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

The Albuquerque Journal and several other news organizations have been denied tapes of proceedings in the Anamarie Martinez-Regino case.

Outside a closed hearing Friday, Marty Esquivel, attorney for the news organizations, said Children's Court Judge Tommy Jewell denied his request for the tapes.

Esquivel said "no reason was given" by Jewell.

The news organizations have sought to overturn a gag order Jewell issued in a case that centers on a severely overweight 3-year-old child who was removed by the state from parental custody Aug. 25.

The state Children, Youth and Families Department claimed the child's obesity was not being handled properly by the parents, which had created a life-threatening situation. …

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