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Bill bars release of graphic Sandy Hook details

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill that would keep the graphic details of the Sandy Hook shooting and other homicide cases private.

The Governor told kids and their parents from around the state why he was signing the bill into law.

"So that our parents, the parents that we have diligently tried to support will be able to remember their children...just as they were the day they went to school," says Malloy.

The new law will prevent the release of crime scene photos and video of the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and other homicides in the future.

It is clearly aimed at the Internet.

"There are people who still deny this thing happened. There are people who make wild and crazy accusations. These pictures of these children shouldn't be caught up in that," says Pat Llodra, First Selectman. "I think Connecticut should be very proud of who we are and the fact that we have been able to address all of these issues through the lens of what is in the best interest of individual people."

Just four lawmakers in the House and Senate voted against the bill, some saying it's a strike against government transparency, and one saying it probably won't work.

Rep. Stephen Dargan is that person.

"I think that in the future that some of this information will be leaked out," says Dargan. 

The bill specifically does not include 911 audio recordings from Sandy Hook or any other crime.

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