Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh dismissed the juror after questioning her individually and closing the courtroom to hear evidence on the matter.
“You hear that word, you’ve got to walk out of the room,” Garsh said. “Distance yourself.”
Hernandez, 25, is charged in the 2013 shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee.
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
The former Patriots star, who was already accused of murder in a man’s shooting death last year, “ambushed and executed” two other men a year earlier, prosecutors said Thursday.
A Massachusetts sheriff says jail staff are interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video to determine whether charges are warranted.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can’t watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.
Boston police have been investigating whether jailed former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying, according to a search-warrant request released Thursday.
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The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is set to be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge. The arraignment is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Fall River Superior Court.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday declined to rule out bringing back the popular but underperforming quarterback some time this season, noting that it’s not uncommon for him to re-sign a player he’s already cut.
The Patriots knew the kind of person they were getting when they drafted Aaron Hernandez.
The author of a bombshell Aaron Hernandez profile in Rolling Stone believes the former New England Patriots tight end, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, will be back in the NFL “within three or four years.”