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Openings expected in murder trial of ex-Pat Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Prosecutors in Massachusetts are expected to lay out their case against former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez, as they deliver opening statements in his murder trial days before Hernandez's old team is due to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

As Patriots prepare, it's easy to forget about Hernandez

On Thursday, the New England Patriots will participate in their second-to-last full practice in advance of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix. And while they do that, the murder trial will begin for a man who played a key role in helping them win playoff games only two years ago. But what’s most amazing about the fact that the beginning of Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial coincides...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Trial Set to Start Thursday

Due to blizzard-like conditions on the east coast, the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will now start on Thursday. A jury of 18 people (13 women and five men) was seated on Monday, but the judge decided to push back the actual start of the case until Thursday because the region is expected to see a record amount of snowfall over the next couple...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez jury finalists asked if they're Patriots fans

  Lots of people in New England are Patriots fans, which explains why it might be difficult to find eligible jurors for the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.   A questionnaire given to the final set of prospective jurors for the trial in Bristol County Superior Court specifically asks if the members of the jury pool are Patriots fans and if they have ever attended a Patriots...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez is just getting comfortable with the court system

Michelle R. Smith, Yahoo:The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez began Friday with the judge telling the first batch of prospective jurors that they could still be chosen to sit on the panel even if they had heard about the high-profile case.Hernandez, 25, is charged with killing Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player from Boston...
Via Patriots Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Hernandez juror sent home after yelling 'Go Pats!'

Well, one New England man discovered a surefire way to get out of jury duty. Jury selection is underway in Massachusetts in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, and although we don’t know who will be sitting in on the case yet, we do know one person who definitely won’t be. According to Kathryn Sotnik of NECN, one man showed up in his...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Prosecutors to ask Hernandez's fiancée to testify for immunity

Prosecutors appear to lack a major witness in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. If a potential deal goes through, that could change in a big way.   Prosecutors submitted a petition Wednesday to judge Susan E. Garsh asking the court to grant Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, immunity in exchange for her testimony against the former New England Patriots tight end. Jenkins’...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge In Aaron Hernandez Trial Rules Jurors Can See His Trophy Case

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Jurors will get to see Aaron Hernandez’s trophy case when they visit his home during the former New England Patriots star’s murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Assistant District Attorney William McCauley had sought to have the case hidden, saying the defense wanted “to get the benefit of having the jury be impressed by trophies...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez has asked for his mom and fiancee to attend trial

Former New England Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez’ trial is scheduled to start jury selection next Friday. With the actual trial not too far from now, Hernandez has requested that the judge let his mother and fiancee attend his murder trial. Because both Hernandez mother and fiancee are possible witnesses, they would normally be barred from sitting in on the trial. However...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

More key evidence thrown out in Aaron Hernandez trial

A judge ruled on Friday to throw out more key evidence against Aaron Hernandez in the Odin Lloyd murder trial. The Associated Press reports that the final text messages Lloyd sent to his sister the night he was killed cannot be used in Hernandez’s trial. Prosecutors previously pointed to text messages from Lloyd that were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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