Family of killed SeaWorld Trainer Dawn Brancheau wants video sealed

9:58 AM, Mar 24, 2010   |    comments
Dawn Brancheau, with one of SeaWorld's killer whales
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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- An attorney for the family of a SeaWorld trainer says they would suffer severe harm if a video is released depicting her death by a killer whale last month.

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Jon Mills said at Wednesday's court hearing that Dawn Brancheau family's right to privacy outweighed the public's right to view the video made by a SeaWorld camera.

Circuit Judge Lawrence Kirkwood didn't immediately rule on the family's request to permanently prevent the video's release to the public. The judge had issued a temporary injunction last week.

An attorney representing news organizations said she didn't object to an extension of the injunction so all sides could mediate a resolution.

Brancheau was killed last month after being thrashed underwater by the whale after a performance.

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