Aaron Hernandez

Judge: TV station followed 2 jurors in Aaron Hernandez trial


Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh instructs the jury before deliberations in the murder trial for former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, TThursday, April 9, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh instructs the jury before deliberations in the murder trial for former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez, TThursday, April 9, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says two jurors were followed by a TV station after their second day of deliberations, and she has threatened to ban the station from the courthouse.

The two jurors told Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh on Thursday morning that they were followed by Boston station WHDH-TV.

Garsh said after discussing it with them that it was a serious matter and could have resulted in a mistrial.

The station didn’t immediately return phone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The 12 jurors resumed deliberations Thursday morning after spending a combined nine hours deliberating on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hernandez is charged with the June 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée’s sister.

Source: AP

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