Nashville shooter's parents seek to give manifesto to school's children
Earlier this year, Hale opened fire inside the Covenant School, killing three students and three faculty members.
The parents of transgender Nashville shooter Audrey Hale have informed a court that they wish to release the contents of Hale's manifesto to the children who attend the school that was the site of the incident.
Ronald and Norma Hale claim intestate possession of their daughter's documents, according to the Tennessee Star, and have argued that they have the right to provide any party they see fit ownership of the materials. They have further indicated that they would give those materials to the children who attended the school.
Intestacy laws establish an order of priority for the inheritance of a diseased person's assets. If the courts accept their position, it would skirt state law, which generally considers materials such as the manifesto a record of public interest, the Star noted.
Earlier this year, Hale opened fire inside the Covenant School, killing three students and three faculty members. Hale identified as a transgender man and left behind extensive writings, among them journals, memoirs, notes, and other documents.
The FBI and Nashville police have refused to release the writings to the public and have denied requests from media outlets to do so. The Covenant Presbyterian Church that operates the school, the school itself, and an unspecified group of parents have sought to block its release.
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