A judge has excluded the news media from a hearing about whether they should be allowed to hear other court proceedings in the case of two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl.

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Judge Colleen Maier began holding the hearing Friday morning. It's not clear whether there might be a ruling Friday.


Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, say there is compelling public interest to allow access to the hearings for 17-year-old Dante Robinson and 15-year-old Justin Robinson


The brothers face murder charges in the death last month of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale in Clayton where all three lived.


Prosecutors say they will ask for the case to be moved to adult court.


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