Judge will let jurors see Aaron Hernandez’s trophy case

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Wendy Maeda, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has rejected the prosecution’s request to cover up a trophy case in the ex-player’s home when jurors visit.

Prosecutor William McCauley on Tuesday told Superior Court Justice Susan Garsh that the defense team wanted to impress jurors with the trophies. Hernandez’s lawyer argued that the house should be shown to the jurors exactly the way it was at the time of Odin Lloyd’s death.

Hernandez is charged with murder for the June 2013 killing of Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez fiancee Shayanna Jenkins.

The judge on Tuesday also allowed Jenkins and Hernandez’s mother to attend the trial, even though they may be witnesses in the case.

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