The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear a dispute over releasing copies of final autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight people in Pike County.
At issue are lawsuits filed by Ohio newspapers seeking the full, unedited copies of the reports. The court announced its decision Wednesday, and ordered both sides to submit evidence.
The case involves Hannah Gilley and seven members of the Rhoden family who were found shot to death at four homes near Piketon in late April of 2016.
The Attorney General's office is fighting the release of the full reports and provided heavily edited versions last fall. The Columbus Dispatch and the Cincinnati Enquirer have sued for the complete reports.