Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Restricting Newtown Photos

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, Alissa Parker, left, and her husband, Robbie Parker, leave the firehouse staging after receiving word that their six-year-old daughter Emilie was one of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Alissa Parker told �CBS This Morning� in an interview that aired Thursday, March 21, 2013, that she wanted to meet with Adam Lanza's father, Peter Lanza, to tell him �something� she needed to get out of her system. It's not clear what that something was. CBS planned to show the rest of the interview with Alissa and Robbie Parker on Friday morning revealing more details about their meeting with Peter Lanza. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
By Associated Press | 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a law to prevent the public release of crime scene photos and video evidence from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The governor signed the bill Wednesday, saying he believes "a parent of a deceased child should have the right to remember that child" as they wish and not because they were "caught up in some tragic ... circumstances."

The law creates an exemption under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, and applies to Connecticut homicides. It prevents the release of photographs, film, video and other images depicting a homicide victim if those records "constitute an unwarranted invasion" of the personal privacy of the victim or surviving family members.

Twenty first-graders and six school employees were killed in the Dec. 14 shootings.

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