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Opening statements likely Tuesday in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter. This week, prosecutors will paint a different picture...
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Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter. This week, prosecutors will paint a different...
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REPORT: Aaron Hernandez could begin murder trial this week

Tired of talking about “Deflate-Gate”? Well, how about “Murder-Gate”? Aaron Hernandez has been in custody for over a year on three murder charges, but there have been little updates through that time. But, according to the Associated Press, a pool of 53 potential jurors has been cleared, meaning that Hernandez’s first murder trial could begin as soon as Tuesday. Both the...
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Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Could Start Tuesday

The trial of the century is likely days from starting. With jury selection nearly complete, the first murder trial against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez could begin as soon as Tuesday, with opening statements. Via Fox New York, Judge E. Susan Garsh has cleared a pool of 53 potential jurors. The judge individually questioned the jurors in search of potential bias,...
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Final pool of prospective jurors expected in Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The Massachusetts judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to settle on a final pool of several dozen prospective jurors. Around 50 people were in the final pool Friday morning, and Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh planned to add more following questioning throughout the day. Garsh has spent more than...
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Judge expects Aaron Hernandez trial to begin Tuesday

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the murder and weapons trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh, who is presiding over the case, told prosecutors and defense attorneys that she expects the process of selecting a jury of 18 to be concluded Monday and that the highly anticipated...
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Aaron Hernandez associate pleads guilty to federal charges

BOSTON (AP) An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has pleaded guilty to federal charges of lying to a grand jury, witness tampering, obstruction of justice and gun conspiracy. Oscar Hernandez's plea in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday came as jury selection continued in Bristol County Superior Court, where Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder...
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Aaron Hernandez trial start date drawing near as jury selection continues

FALL RIVER, Mass. – The tedious process of picking a jury to hear murder charges against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez moved through its eighth day Wednesday with two prospective panel members dismissed for every one who survived a one-on-one interview with the judge. As of the afternoon break, Judge E. Susan Garsh had ruled that 36 possible jury members were “indifferent,”...
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More potential jurors excused in Aaron Hernandez murder case

  The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is moving forward slowly with more potential jurors excused. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh excused several more people from the pool Tuesday during jury selection. Garsh has been asking jurors questions and excusing those with biases, hardships and other valid reasons. The questioning is being...
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Jury selection on again for ex-New England Patriot Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Jury selection is continuing in Massachusetts for the murder trial of former New England Patriots star player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who was dating the sister of his fiancee. Jury selection started more than a week ago. On Tuesday, Bristol County Superior Court Judge...
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Things to know about trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Jury selection continues this week in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He has pleaded not guilty in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Here are some things to know about the trial: THE JURORS Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury selection for Aaron Hernandez heads into next phase

FALL RIVER, Mass. --€“ The process of selecting a jury to consider the murder case against former football star Aaron Hernandez moved to the next phase Friday with the judge questioning 60 potential jurors, one at a time, out of earshot of the public. The process --€“ known as voir dire --€“ began at 8:30 a.m. (ET) and played out slowly, with potential jurors being summoned...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phase 2 of jury selection to start in Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The second phase of jury selection is due to start in the murder trial of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd. Sixty jurors are expected to report to the courthouse Friday, where Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh will question them individually. The questioning...
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Attorneys want to know if Hernandez's fiancee has deal with prosecutors

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Aaron Hernandez’s attorneys want to know whether his fiancée has a deal with prosecutors, and they filed a motion Thursday seeking an answer. The motion to disclose “promises, rewards and inducements” comes more than week after the fiancée of the former New England Patriots tight end spent an hour behind closed doors with prosecutors and a judge to discuss...
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Judge in Aaron Hernandez murder trial whittling down jury pool

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is working to whittle down the pool of more than 1,000 potential jurors in the case. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh is reviewing written questionnaires that prospective jurors completed. She was joined in the courtroom Thursday by Hernandez, his defense...
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Aaron Hernandez murder trial judge whittling down jury pool

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is working to whittle down the pool of more than 1,000 potential jurors in the case. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh is reviewing written questionnaires that prospective jurors completed. She was joined in the courtroom Thursday by Hernandez, his defense...
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Potential Aaron Hernandez jurors receive 15-page questionnaire

FALL RIVER, Mass. – The 1,055 men and women who comprised the ranks of potential jurors in Aaron Hernandez’s upcoming murder trial were asked whether they would hold it against the former football star if he didn’t testify, whether they think he might be guilty because he has tattoos and whether race would play a role in their deliberations. They were also asked whether they...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospective Aaron Hernandez jurors asked about Patriots allegiance

(Credit: Boston Herald)   The first phase of jury selection for the murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due to end Tuesday night. Among the questions jurors are being asked is whether or not they are Patriots fans. Per ESPN: More than 1,000 prospective jurors filled out a questionnaire during the first phase of jury selection, which ended Tuesday. The court...
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11 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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

You won’t believe the question potential Aaron Hernandez jurors are being asked

Well, this is one way to widdle out people who might be inclined to take it easy on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez no matter what he’s done off the field… Among questions posed to potential jurors in Aaron Hernandez case: "Are you a fan of the New England Patriots" pic.twitter.com/ZiOSPMtVDK — Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) January 13, 2015 Yeah, good luck...
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Final set of jurors expected in Aaron Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The final set of prospective jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected in court. Tuesday marks the end of the first phase of jury selection for Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. Jurors will complete written questionnaires. Later this week...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jury selection resumes in murder trial of Aaron Hernandez

  Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for the second day of jury selection in his murder trial. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to fill out jury questionnaires on Monday. By the end of Tuesday, more than 1,000 people are expected to have filled...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Day 2 of jury selection for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for the second day of jury selection in his murder trial. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to fill out jury questionnaires on Monday. By the end of Tuesday, more than 1,000 people are...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Aaron Hernandez Juror Sent Home After Yelling ‘Go Pats’

I expect this to happen a few more times, whether it be true fandom, or simply guys trying 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 according to Kathryn Sotnik of NECN, one guy was already bounced for screaming out in court. Potential Aaron Hernandez juror who showed...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Aaron Hernandez juror yells 'Go Pats!' in court, is promptly dismissed

Well, one New England man discovered a surefire way to get out of jury duty. Jury selection is underway in Bristol County (Massachusetts) Superior Court in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Although we don't yet know who will be sitting in on the case, we definitely know one person who won't be. According to Kathryn Sotnik of NECN, one man...
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