Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers ask for dismissal of Odin Lloyd murder charge
|06.16.14 at 1:04 pm ET|
During a hearing Monday in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, attorneys for Aaron Hernandez asked that the murder charge against the former Patriots tight end related to the killing of Odin Lloyd be dropped.
The attorneys also requested that surveillance video from Hernandez’s home — which showed Hernandez carrying a gun the night of the murder — not be allowed as evidence in the trial because investigators did not have enough probably cause to obtain a search warrant.
The prosecution fought both arguments, explaining the state’s case and insisting there is “powerful evidence” of Hernandez’s involvement.
“The evidence would suggest presence, knowledge and intent to see this thing through,” prosecutor William McCauley said.
Judge Susan Garsh did not immediately rule on the defense’s motions, saying she will take them under advisement and announce a ruling at a later date. She also said to expect a trial to begin Oct. 6.
Hernandez, who also is accused of killing two men in a 2012 incident in Boston, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of assaulting an inmate and threatening a guard.