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Associated Press Lawyers Ask for Records to Be Unsealed in Abigail Hernandez Case

The affidavit used in Nathaniel Kibby's arrest warrant was sealed after his arraignment

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    The affidavit used in Nathaniel Kibby's arrest warrant was sealed after his arraignment. (Published Friday, Nov. 7, 2014)

    The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office went into court Friday morning to stop the release of details regarding the arrest of a man who allegedly kidnapped Abigail Hernandez for nine months.

    Nathaniel Kibby was arrested in July at his home in Gorham, where he is accused of holding Abigail after allegedly abducting then-14 year old in October 2013 as she walked home from school.

    The affidavit used in Kibby's arrest warrant was sealed after his arraignment, which the Associated Press has asked to be made public.

    In Carol County Courthouse and behind closed doors, prosecutors asked that the affadavit remain under seal.

    In court documents, the attorney general's office wrote, "The information contained in the arrest warrant affidavit includes sensitive case information, including detailed information regarding both the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez, as well as information regarding what happened to her during the time in between."

    Associate Attorney General Jane Young declined to comment after Friday's hearing, as did the Associated Press' attorneys and Abigail Hernandez.

    There's no word on when Judge Pamela Albie will issue a ruling regarding the arrest warrant affidavit.

    Kibby is still being held on $1 million while two grand juries consider the charges against him.  

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