An Orange County Superior Court judge last week temporarily sealed the grand jury transcripts of the Huntington Beach man charged in the worst mass murder in the county's history.
Scott Dekraai's defense team filed a motion to seal the report from public view, arguing that the information could prejudice the jury, especially in light of the media attention the Seal Beach shootings received.
The Orange County district attorney's office is expected to file a counter motion seeking to open the report.
Judge Thomas Goethals is scheduled to rule April 13 on whether to keep the report sealed. The judge also set that date for a pretrial.
"I'm mostly interested in what might be ... in the grand jury's report that's not already in the public domain," Goethals said.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Scott Simmons said after the hearing that the report is public information, and sealing it would hinder transparency.