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Texas Reporter Jailed for Contempt of Court

United Press International

A reporter who was found in contempt of court spent Saturday behind bars, and her newspaper tried to free the journalist from a jail term imposed because she would not answer questions in a capital murder case.

State District Judge Eric Brown, who had performed Libby Averyt’s marriage ceremony only a month earlier, on Friday had the Caller-Times reporter handcuffed and jailed for refusing to answer questions about her interview with a capital murder suspect.


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