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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Court Prohibits Publication of D.C. Madam's Suicide Photos

An invasion of privacy argument raised by Deborah Palfrey's mother against the public dissemination of the photos was honored by Florida courts:

Police photographs taken after the so-called D.C. Madam committed suicide can be viewed under the state’s public-records law but are not allowed to be copied or published.

That’s after a judge ruled on the matter on Aug. 15.

In May, 52-year-old Deborah Palfrey hanged herself in a shed outside her mother’s mobile home in Florida. Her mother found the body.

More here.

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