DETROIT - Sworn testimony from Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox in the Tamara Greene murder investigation will remain under court seal for the time being.
Federal Judge Gerald Rosen ruled against the media's request to unseal documents in the case, saying he wants to protect the ongoing investigation and the privacy of third parties.
Rosen had previously said he would not release the documents, but the Detroit Free Press recently renewed its effort to obtain Cox's deposition.
Greene's family is suing Detroit and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, claiming the homicide investigation was intentionally stifled years ago.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has previously said that she agrees with Rosen: the documents should remain sealed.
"Criminal investigations cannot be conducted by the media? I am simply asking that during the discovery phase of the civil lawsuit, that the Court maintains the procedural safeguards currently in place to avoid any interference with the ongoing investigation," said Worthy in the letter.
Download: Worthy's Letter To Judge Rosen
Greene, a dancer known as Strawberry, was rumored to have been at the "urban legend" party at the Manoogian mansion thrown by Kilpatrick in 2002.
It was also rumored that Greene was assaulted by the mayor's wife, Carlita, when she walked into the party and saw Greene with Kilpatrick.
On April 30, 2003, Greene was in a car with her boyfriend on Detroit's west side when a gunman opened fire on their vehicle, killing Greene and wounding her boyfriend.
Cox investigated the rumored party hosted by Kilpatrick and possibly attended by Greene but called it an "urban legend."
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