Judds asks court to seal report of Naomi death investigation

Naomi Judd performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on June 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The family of country singer Naomi Judd filed an amended court petition Friday to seal police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death.

The family filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Court, saying the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath of Judd's death and releasing such details would inflict "significant trauma and irreparable harm."

The petition was filed on behalf of the singer's husband Larry Strickland and her daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd and was a more detailed follow-up to an earlier request made by the family last week. A representative provided it to The Associated Press with the family's permission.

Judd, 76, died on April 30 at her home in Tennessee. Her daughter Ashley has previously said that her mother killed herself, and the family said she was lost to "the disease of mental illness."

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