Judge allows video camera during Geneva murder trial
GENEVA, Ill. -- A video camera will be allowed to film during the upcoming trial of a Geneva man who authorities say killed his wife.
The (Aurora) Beacon-News (http://trib.in/1w8CeQc ) reports court records show the TV show "Dateline NBC" made the request. An NBC spokesman told the newspaper that it doesn't comment on "Dateline" coverage plans.
News outlets based in Kane County also applied for media coverage, and Judge James Hallock said in a court order that a local still photographer can be in the courtroom as well.
Kane County Public Defender Kelli Childress, who is defending Shadwick King, says she does not object to the video camera being used.
The trial is slated to begin March 2. Prosecutors say King killed his wife in July "by means of asphyxia" after seeing text messages of her birthday plans with another man, and that her body was found on railroad tracks not far from her home.
Information from: The Beacon-News, http://beaconnews.chicagotribune.com/