Judge rules physical evidence not a public record in WM3 case

From SFGate:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Evidence collected in the high-profile 1993 murders of three Cub Scouts in northeast Arkansas cannot be released to their parents under the state's open records law, though they may be able to pursue other legal avenues, a judge ruled this week.
The ruling came in a lawsuit that seeks access to evidence in the slayings of 8-year-old friends Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers. Three men, known as the West Memphis Three, were convicted as teenagers for the murders in 1994 but released last year following years of questions about the case.
Judge Victor Hill said neither West Memphis police nor prosecutor Scott Ellington violated the open records law. But the judge added: "These items might be available for viewing under some other provision of the statutory or common law, which plaintiffs are free to argue at a later hearing."