Legal experts say defense might waive hearing
DENVER -- Authorities are tightening security before NBA superstar Kobe Bryant arrives in Colorado for a hearing many expect his attorneys to waive, clearing the way for a rape trial sometime next year.
Dozens of threats against the prosecutor, the judge and Bryant's 19-year-old accuser helped prompt the tougher steps.
There will be armed guards at Thursday's hearing, one courthouse
entry will be locked and a metal detector will be set up at the
other for only the third ...
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