A judge has lifted the gag order in the Phoenix freeway-shooting case involving Leslie Merritt Jr. and ordered key documents be released to the public.

Defense attorney Jason Lamm and media attorney Craig Hoffman argued that the case’s sealed documents should be made public.

In an earlier motion, Merritt's attorneys argued that any concern that the documents would taint a jury pool were moot now that the case was dismissed. They also offered a preview of this evidence in a news conference, including a snippet of a ballistic expert’s report that called into question the findings from the Department of Public Safety.