Aaron Hernandez Back In Court

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Story by Jenny Wilson, Hartford Courant; Video by John Charlton, FOX CT 


Former NFL star and accused killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to appear Friday in Fall River, Mass. Superior Court.

Charged with murder in the June 17 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez has been held without bail since his late-June arrest at his home in North Attleboro, Mass. Prosecutors last week filed a motion to obtain recordings of Hernandez’s prison phone conversations, after officials from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department provided them with details about the content of the calls.

A judge must grant the request in order for the prosecution to gain access to the full recordings, and arguments on the motion are expected at Friday’s hearing. Prosecutors said in their filing that Hernandez spoke in code when he discussed the Lloyd killing in jailhouse calls. They said he made incriminating statements when denying ownership of a vehicle connected to the investigation, and that he referenced “related prior offenses.”

In addition to the murder charge, Hernandez, a Bristol native, faces multiple gun charges and is being investigated as a suspect in a 2012 double homicide in Boston.

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