Judge in Aaron Hernandez murder trial gets 2 juror notes
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says she has received two notes from jurors.
Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh began Tuesday’s session with a 10-minute sidebar conference with prosecutors, Hernandez and his lawyers to discuss the notes, which she said had to do with scheduling issues.
Jurors were told in January that the trial was expected to last six to 10 weeks. It has already lasted eight and will begin its ninth week Thursday. Prosecutors are still putting on their case.
Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
Spotted in the courtroom Tuesday was E. Peter Parker, lawyer for two Hernandez cousins, Tanya Singleton and Jennifer Mercado. Mercado has been granted immunity to testify.
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