Hernandez bid to toss phone evidence continues
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge is hearing testimony for a second day on a bid by attorneys for ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from his cellphone thrown out.
The motion hearing is taking place in Fall River Superior Court. The defense says the phone was unlawfully seized and searched. Prosecutors say they had a warrant for it and it was turned over by Hernandez’s attorneys without objection.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston.
A Massachusetts state trooper who investigated Lloyd’s killing is being questioned on the stand. Prosecutors showed surveillance video from Hernandez’s home showing Sgt. Paul Baker arrive to execute search warrants. Hernandez can be seen stretched out on his couch while authorities are in the house.