Prosecutors Want Judge Replaced In Hernandez Murder Case
Prosecutors in the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez want the judge to recuse herself. Hernandez was at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, his first time in court since being arraigned.
Assistant District Attorney William McCauley says he plans to file a motion to ask Judge Susan Garsh to give up the case. He referred to a 2010 case both he and Garsh were involved in, but declined further comment.
Hernandez’s lawyers say they’ll object to a recusal. The judge didn’t hear arguments on the issue. Instead, she scheduled a hearing for Oct. 21.
Hernandez was indicted in August in the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s girlfriend. (Associated Press)