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Judge hands down gag order in Aaron Hernandez case

Former Patriot is accused of murder Aaron Wilson

Print This February 16, 2014, 02:50 PM EST

The judge presiding over the Aaron Hernandez murder case has issued a gag order in the case, according to The Boston Globe.

Per the report, Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh did so to try to make sure that the former New England Patriots tight end gets a fair trial with a jury that's "impartial."

“None of the lawyers appearing in this case or any person with supervisory authority over them shall release or authorize the release of information about this proceeding that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by any means of public communication if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing potential trial jurors or witnesses or will have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused,’’ Garsh wrote.

Hernandez remains in jail with no bail on a first-degree murder charge for the killing of Odin Lloyd.

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