Friday, February 06, 2015

Newly Added Religious Items Must Be Covered Before Hernandez Jury Visit

Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are scheduled to visit Hernandez's home today. Hernandez is charged in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.  AP reports that when the prosecutor took a tour through the house yesterday ahead of the jury visit, he found that religious items (as well as career memorabilia) had been added in several rooms, along with furniture to hold them.  Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh ruled yesterday that anything added to the house since 2013 must be removed or covered before the jury's visit which is designed to see the house as it existed at the time of the killing. The defense has agreed to remove or cover the new items.