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Oct 28, 2010 2:52 PM by Greg Boyce

Newspaper seeks identity of teen implicated in girl's death

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An attorney for the Colorado Press Association says prosecutors should release the name of a boy charged in a girl's death in a rock fall and why he was charged.

Attorney Steve Zansberg says Larimer County prosecutors have to release the information because the boy has been formally charged. He is charged with manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Audra Brownell of Sparta, Mich.  She was in Estes Park in June when a rock from a cliff in an open space fell on her.
Zansberg also says the usual protections for juvenile suspects don't apply because the charge is a felony.

Prosecutors tell The Coloradoan they believe they can withhold the information.

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