Queens Judge Overseeing Murder Trial Furious That Hell Gate Found, Reported on Public Documents

At an emergency hearing, Judge Kenneth Holder tightened restrictions on how Prakash Churaman and his attorney share information.

Queens Judge Overseeing Murder Trial Furious That Hell Gate Found, Reported on Public Documents
Supporters of Prakash Churaman outside the Queens courthouse on Tuesday morning (Hell Gate)

The judge overseeing the second murder trial of Prakash Churaman angrily reacted to a story published in Hell Gate last week, accused the defense of leaking publicly available information, and tightened the restrictions on how Churaman and his attorney share information.

“The press might look for this, for that, but the only side that gets reported on in the media are things that have been unfair treatment to your client. It just seems a little odd,” Judge Kenneth Holder told Churaman’s attorney, Jose Nieves, during an emergency hearing in Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday morning.