Defense Can Access Medical Records of Officers in Virginia Police Officer Killing Case

The defense for an Army staff sergeant accused shooting and killing his wife and a newly sworn Virginia police officer -- injuring two other officers -- can have access to the officers' medical records, a judge ruled Friday, but personal information will be redacted and kept under seal.

Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, is charged with capital murder for the Feb. 27 shooting death of Prince William County Police officer Ashley Guindon, who was working her first shift.

Prosecutors say Hamilton shot Guindon and two other police officers who responded when Hamilton's wife called 911 for help. Crystal Hamilton was found shot dead in her home. The two other officers who were shot, Jesse Hempen and David McKeown, survived.

Court records indicate Hamilton confessed to the shootings. 

A protective order also will prevent any release of the officers' medical information.

Defense attorneys dropped their request to get the 911 calls and other police communications.

Hamilton will be allowed to wear civilian clothing instead of a jail jumpsuit at his upcoming preliminary hearing, but he will not be permitted to wear his military uniform.

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