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According to this report, Jimmy Snuka’s defense lawyer agreed to this step “provided he was granted access to grand jury testimony.”

The provision sounds face-saving to me, as my understanding is that part of the prosecution’s motion before Judge Maria Dantos was to release publicly all of the background materials, including grand jury testimony, in the indictment presentment.


P.S. Sarah Cassi of Lehigh Valley Live continues her good coverage of the Snuka case at

P.S.2 Keith Harris of Cageside Seats points out that Sarah Cassi’s coverage notes the concession that Snuka defense attorney Robert Kirwan was able to wrest: The grand jury testimony is to remain sealed, at least for now. 

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