Hearing for teen accused of killing couple closed to public



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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A juvenile court judge barred the public from a hearing for the northern Virginia teenager accused of killing the parents of a girl he had been dating.

The Washington Post reports that Judge Thomas P. Sotelo agreed to a motion to close Monday's hearing, which Fairfax County public defender Dawn M. Butorac said could feature "sensitive information" about her 17-year-old client.

Friends and family say the slain parents, 48-year-old Scott Fricker and 43-year-old Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, intervened in their daughter's relationship with the boy after learning he espoused neo-Nazi philosophies.

Butorac said the hearing might feature information about previous charges against the teen.

The newspaper reports that the teen appeared in court wearing a white helmet, having shot himself in the head after the shooting deaths.

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