Judge: Messages 'relevant' to discovery

Updated: June 17, 2004, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

EAGLE, Colo. -- The judge has granted Kobe Bryant's attorneys access to cell phone text messages sent among three people -- including the woman accusing the NBA star of rape -- in the hours after the alleged attack.

"The materials contain information that is relevant for discovery," state District Judge Terry Ruckriegle said in a decision released Thursday.

He ordered Bryant's defense team and Eagle County prosecutors to keep the messages and an accompanying letter from AT&T Wireless Communications ...

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