Wood County attorney: Teen’s records confidential

From News and Sentinel:

PARKERSBURG – Doddridge County officials remain tight-lipped on the details surrounding the shooting deaths of Fred and Dixie Spencer and their daughter P.J. and their 16-year-old son who is in custody.

Wood County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Wharton said juvenile case records are by and large confidential, according to state law. Wharton noted records of juvenile proceedings are not public records and, according to code, “shall not” be disclosed to anyone unless otherwise authorized.