Hernandez Lawyers Seek Key Evidence Thrown Out
Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron
Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that led
police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was
driving when he fatally shot two Boston men in 2012.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the killings of Daniel de Abreu
and Safiro Furtado. Authorities say de Abreu accidentally bumped
into Hernandez at a Boston nightclub and Hernandez then followed
the men and opened fire on their car.
During a court hearing Tuesday, a lawyer for Hernandez said the
search warrant that led to the seizure of a Toyota 4Runner is
invalid because police relied on information from a man who failed
a lie detector test.
A judge did not immediately rule on the request.
Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing
of Odin Lloyd. (Associated Press)