Aaron Hernandez juror booted from jury
In the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, a juror was removed after the judge cited evidence that the juror had previously spoken about the case and had interest in serving on the jury.
Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh dismissed the juror after questioning her individually and closing the courtroom to hear evidence on the matter.
The judge said the juror discussed items of evidence the court has ruled are inadmissible to the case and said that it would be hard to convict the former NFL player without the murder weapon.
"Over the last few years, the juror has expressed an interest in serving on this particular jury," Garsh said. "There is credible evidence that the juror has attended more Patriots games than were disclosed on the questionnaire."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun