Charlottesville, Virginia – The Virginia legislature insists on passing a bill to preserve the confidentiality of criminal investigation materials, and he worked with a family whose loss many years ago hit national headlines.
The Harrington Family 12 years ago they lost their daughter Morgan when she was killed after she attended a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.
How This was reported by NBC 29 in Charlottesvilleher death quickly became a high-profile affair.
“If we didn’t know who killed her. We had some very ugly events when Morgan’s video and story were published, or video … It worried us and changed us. People used her image to sell soap, ”said her father, Dan Harrington.
Her family is now working with delegate Rob Bell of Albemarle County to make sure other families are not going through this.
“This will bring the law back to what it was traditional as far as other groups wanting access are concerned. The agency could decide whether to release the records or not, ”said Bell, who represents the 58th district.
“As many families do, create a positive legacy for their loved ones. And that’s how we want to remember Morgan. Not through retelling the details of her murder, ”her mother, Gil Harrington, said.
The Harrington family say repainting is like tearing off a bandage over and over again
“You will not survive the death of a child, but it is possible to pass. And the spread of information over and over again makes overcoming this tragedy more difficult, ”Gil said.
“They will be victims again. You know, not once, but six months later Someone also asked. And for eight months someone has been asking, ”Bell said.
The bill was passed by the committee and the House of Delegates and sent to the Senate.
“It’s not a theoretical thing, it could happen? And in fact, they directly asked why something should be done.
They testify and stand up because they want Morgan’s story to be told, not sold.
“We believe in access and the media, and we’re not trying to interfere with your work, but we’re trying to gain privacy. That’s the balance, “said Gil.
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