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Park, slain trainer's family want video suppressed

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- SeaWorld and the family of a trainer slain by a killer whale want to prevent video of the attack from becoming public.

Dawn Brancheau died last month after being pulled into the water by the 12,000-pound orca.

SeaWorld's cameras recorded the death, and the tapes were voluntarily turned over to law enforcement.

Once the Orange County Sheriff's Office concludes its investigation, the material would become public under Florida law.

Brancheau's family said Monday through a spokesman that public airing of the killing would only worsen their grief.

They could seek a court injunction. The family and SeaWorld have been consulting the lawyer who represented Dale Earnhardt's widow in a successful court fight to keep his 2001 autopsy photos private.

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