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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Judge orders evidence from Aaron Hernandez’s house to be released to public

Aaron HernandezThe evidence against Aaron Hernandez in the Odin Lloyd murder case could become a lot more clear on Tuesday afternoon. As we know, investigators have seized several pieces of evidence during multiple searches of Hernandez’s home in North Attleboro, Mass. What we don’t know is what exactly they took, but a judge has ordered that information to be made public.

According to CNN.com, Bristol County Judge Daniel O’Shea ruled on Monday that search warrants and police affidavits explaining what investigators were looking for and what they found are to be made available to the public by Tuesday at 2 p.m. O’Shea ruled in favor of a motion filed by media outlets including several small newspapers in Massachusetts as well as the Associated Press.

The release of new information could give us the answers to several important questions. At Hernandez’s arraignment, the prosecution claimed investigators had combed over the former Patriots tight end’s cell phone records and recovered surveillance that shows him and two friends picking up Lloyd the night of the murder.

The media argued in court papers that “the press’s (sic) ability to keep the public informed is premised in large part on open access to the court system and on its ability to examine and report on public documents.” Hernandez’s attorneys opposed the motion and can appeal it if they so choose.

Much of the evidence we have already heard is compelling enough, but the release of warrants and affidavits is sure to help us understand how police have gotten to where they are at this point in the investigation.

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