Calgary judge keeps publication ban on search warrant evidence in stabbing deaths

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CALGARY — A judge has ruled a publication ban will remain in place on evidence obtained through search warrants in Calgary’ worst mass murder.

Matthew de Grood, who is 23, is accused of stabbing five young people at an end-of-school house party last April.

Several media outlets requested access to the warrants and to witness interviews done immediately after the attack.

Judge Tim Hironaka has agreed to unseal the documents, but has placed a ban on the evidence being made public until de Grood’s trial is over.

The judge says there is some evidence in the documents that could potentially prejudice a fair trial.

De Grood has been committed to stand on five counts of first-degree murder.

Zackariah Rathwell, Lawrence Hong, Joshua Hunter, Jordan Segura and Kaiti Perras all died.

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