Several Boston television news outlets report lawyers for Aaron Hernandez want video from the stations. According to NECN, Hernandez’s lawyers filed a motion with a judge to access the stations’ video of police executing a search warrant at Hernandez’s house on June 18, 2013.
Hernandez’s defense attorneys questioned a state trooper on Monday about whether he had a search warrant and affidavit before entering the home. They say new photos and video show the trooper contradicted himself and that he did not have a warrant or affidavit when entering the home.
According to the motion, published online by NECN, the defense wants raw video footage from NECN, WBZ, WCVB, WHDH and WFXT.
From the motion:
The raw footage will shed light on exactly what happened at the outset of the search, and will enable the court to make a more informed decision about whether Trooper Cherven in fact carried with him the search warrant attached to the affidavit while he entered and remained in the house. This information is relevant in light of caselaw which suggests that the failure of a search warrant to list an item may be cured if the officers have with them at the search a copy of the warrant together attached to a copy of the affidavit. Commonwealth v. Valero., 449 Mass. 562 (2007).
The defense also submitted video from CBS News and a photo from the Attleboro Sun Chronicle in a separate motion to suppress.
Here’s the CBS News piece cited in the motion to suppress: