The documents could be released as early as Friday.
A superior court judge in Atlanta has granted the local media’s request to unseal the autopsy report for Bobbi Kristina Brown, according to the Associated Press. Brown died while in hospice care on July 26, 2015, some seven months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home in Georgia. As the AP notes, media lawyers previously argued that sealing the autopsy violated state and federal constitutions because there was no public hearing.
According to USA Today, District Attorney Paul Howard, who sought to keep the autopsy under wraps for “valid public safety and investigative reasons,” has since released a statement in response to the judge’s orders.
It is our feeling that those valid reasons still exist; however, as citizens and officers of the court we must, nevertheless, follow the orders and instructions of the court… We would hope that news agencies and the media receiving the report would do so with the discretion and dignity a family who has lost a loved one deserves. Our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown will continue.
Meanwhile, the Fulton County Medical Examiner website states that until it receives a signed authorization from the court “we do not plan to release information until tomorrow, March 4, 2016, at the