Naomi Judd’s family granted court order to keep death records private

Naomi Judd’s family granted court order to keep death records private

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Naomi Judd’s family was granted a temporary court order on Tuesday to keep her death records sealed from the public record. 

In court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Larry Strickland and Judd’s two daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee. 

According to the order, “Sheriff’s deputies, per standard procedure” had conducted “an investigation into Mrs. Judd’s death,” which resulted in evidence being collected. 

The order goes on to note that “records were created which include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and written reports.” “Upon information and belief, some of these records contain Mrs. Judd depicted in a graphic manner,” it added.

The court documents stated that Judd’s family would “suffer irreparable harm in the form of emotional distress, pain and mental anguish should these records be released.”

The order continued: “The release of these records would continue to cause the entire family pain for years to come.”

The temporary order was granted on Tuesday and an evidentiary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 12. 

According to the order, “any investigative or evidentiary materials” in regards to the case which includes “medical records, law enforcement investigative reports, and photographs, video and other images” cannot be released. 

Details behind Judd’s will recently surfaced. Judd named her husband of 33 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate, per legal documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

Strickland was granted “full authority and discretion” to deal with and administer “any real property comprising an asset of my estate, without the approval of any court, the joinder of any beneficiary or the disclosure of the identity of any beneficiary of my estate.”

Naomi appointed her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr as co-executors in the event of Larry’s death or if he is unable to serve as an executor.

According to Us Weekly, though Ashley and Wynonna are not mentioned by name specifically in the will, a source close to the family told the outlet the two are listed as beneficiaries of Naomi’s trust. 

A rep for Wynonna Judd did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. 

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Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.

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