Attorneys for murder defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky (Koh-mi-sahr-JEFF'-skee) say witnesses might be threatened or harassed because of the case's notoriety, jeopardizing his right to a fair trial.
Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were accused of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters in 2007 in their Cheshire home. Hayes was sentenced to death last year.
The Hartford Courant's attorney argued Friday that the documents are public records. He said the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that preparations for trial are public matters.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers did not say Friday when they would rule on the case. Komisarjevsky's trial starts in September.